tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48294 Indonesia Stories 2011-06-01T20:40:56.82-06:00 Compassion International Reaching Families Through Clean Water tag:compassion.com,2011-57-21:5-45950 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-03-21T16:57:00-06:00 Tonny Tunya, Indonesia Field Communication Specialist

With its trees, mountains and beaches, West Sumba Island in Indonesia looks like a lush paradise. Yet severe poverty is a part of everyday life here, and villagers struggle just to find clean water.

A Gift for Ireine tag:compassion.com,2010-00-16:5-33562 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-09-16T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell with Marsalina Lekan, Indonesia Communications Specialist

There is little reason for a girl living in poverty to celebrate the holidays. Then, the love of a sponsor and the provision of the Lord changed Christmas for young Ireine.

Talent Revealed tag:compassion.com,2009-00-24:5-33809 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-11-24T00:00:00-07:00 Marsalina Lekan, East Indonesia Field Communication Specialist

A remote village in Indonesia offers little opportunity for children. Although young Putri is an example of the possibilities when Compassion steps in and creates opportunity.

We Are His Hands tag:compassion.com,2009-47-30:5-32584 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-01-30T13:47:44-07:00 Dr. Wess Stafford

That night, devastated, I sobbed for little Jessica and for the millions of little Jessicas who are exploited, beaten, neglected, abandoned, raped and murdered.

Light in the Darkness tag:compassion.com,2008-00-01:5-32878 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-12-01T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell

The holidays would be bleak for Erna and her grandmother. But with Compassion and the local church, the celebration of Jesus' birth chased away the darkness.

Breaking Through Boundaries tag:compassion.com,2008-00-15:5-33386 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-07-15T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Tonny C. Tunya in Indonesia
Pastor Veronica found a delicate balance in sharing Christ's love with a largely Islamic community by first meeting physical needs.
Bringing a Smile tag:compassion.com,2008-00-16:5-32555 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-16T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Tonny C. Tunya in Indonesia
When Anggi was born, a large gap stretched from his mouth to his nose, splitting the top lip. Thanks to Compassion, the family was able to receive corrective surgery for their son.
Things Will Be Different tag:compassion.com,2007-00-17:5-33389 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-09-17T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell
At the Kaleb Child Survival Program mothers learn to provide for the physical, social, mental and spiritual needs of their children.
From Victim to Businessman tag:compassion.com,2007-00-08:5-33840 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-01-08T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell with Tonny Tunya in Indonesia

For many families in Indonesia, the true test of survival came weeks after the earthquake. As food and other supplies dwindled, families in the city of Kalasanemerged from makeshift tents, searching desperately for work. Even under the best of circumstances 30 percent of adults are unemployed in this community, making an average of just U.S.$23 a month.

Rebuilding Hope tag:compassion.com,2005-00-20:5-33486 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-03-20T00:00:00-07:00 Sean Sheridan, Contributing Writer

In the two months since the earthquake and tsunami hit Banda Aceh, Indonesia, the outpouring of aid from around the world has been unparalleled. Compassion has responded not only with emergency relief but ongoing development and care that is paying dividends in survivors' lives as they seek to rebuild from the storm's devastation.

Indonesia's Tsunami Recovery tag:compassion.com,2005-00-27:5-32849 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-01-27T00:00:00-07:00 By Sean Sheridan, Contributing Writer

Banda Aceh, the capital of the Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra Island, was near the epicenter of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake that set off a killer tsunami. Most of Banda Aceh was obliterated and over 165,000 people died. News of the quake and tsunami triggered worldwide relief efforts. Compassion was among several development, relief and government agencies to offer relief soon after the waves ceased. Although Compassion does not have any centers in the hard-hit Banda Aceh area, long after the emergency-aid helicopters and boats return home, we will continue to strengthen families in the area who are affected by this disaster.

A Passion to Draw tag:compassion.com,2005-00-20:5-32524 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-01-20T00:00:00-07:00 Tonny Christian Tunya, Compassion Indonesia Communications Specialist

Rio Hermawan, a Compassion-sponsored youth who lives in Solo, Indonesia, longs to be a great painter. Not wanting his talent to go to waste, Rio's parents have given him every opportunity to paint they could afford. Those in the Siloam Student Center at first provided money for Rio to buy painting supplies. But soon they turned to helping Rio pay his school fees, which allowed his parents to help Rio concentrate on his extraordinary talent.

Dengue Fever in Indonesia tag:compassion.com,2004-00-19:5-32931 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-11-19T00:00:00-07:00 Tonny Christian Tunya, Compassion Indonesia
Dengue fever has haunted the north coast of Java for years and has again ravaged this city's most vulnerable: infants and children in poverty. Muntamah, a Compassion-assisted child, became one of the nearly 200 Compassion-assisted children who contracted the fever this spring. She received assistance from Compassion's Medical Fund for treatment of the disease and finally recovered.