In her home, Dicklivia helps by running errands. She lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed.
Playing with dolls is Dicklivia's favorite activity. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Dicklivia will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Dicklivia lives in the coastal community of Manganitu, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Sangihe.
The regional diet consists of fish, cassava and rice. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Manganitu work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $56 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, scholastic materials, vocational training and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Maobungang Student Center to provide Dicklivia with Bible teaching, sports, medical checkups, nutritious food, community service opportunities, social events, tuition, tutoring, uniforms, scholastic materials, vocational training and shoes. The center staff will also provide child development seminars and worship services for the parents or guardians of Dicklivia.
Indonesia consists of 17,000 islands along the equator between Australia and Asia. The larger islands have central mountain ranges and fertile plains and lowlands. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from October to April.
The country squeezes a population nearly the size of the United States into a landmass roughly triple the size of Texas; it has the fourth largest population in the world. Indonesia is also a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken but the most common is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and animism are also practiced.
When Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492, he sought a new route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The Portuguese arrived in the sixteenth century but in 1602 the Dutch began slowly gaining control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1967 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms. In 2001, the country elected a female leader, President Megawati Sukarnoputri.
Map of Indonesia
Child's Location: South of Tahuna