Owen lives in a mountainous community, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and corrugated tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Creole.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, bread, yams and rice. Common health problems in this area include fever and worm infestations. Most adults are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $35 per month. This community needs electricity, improved roads, qualified teachers and employment opportunities.
Owen’s sponsorship the staff of Bethel Child Development Center to provide him with Bible teaching, health education, medical checkups, nutritious meals, recreational activities, academic support and scholastic materials. The center staff will also provide meetings and educational workshops for the parents or guardians of a sponsored child.