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Tesalonika Aprilia Tinungki  

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  • Age: 11
  • Birthday: April 21, 2003
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Bait-El Student Center
  • Child ID: ID1380112
Tesa lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include carrying water, making beds and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed.

Playing with dolls, jumping rope and hide-and-seek are Tesa's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Please remember Tesa in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Tesa lives in the coastal community of Tamako, home to approximately 3,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Sangihe.

The regional diet consists of fish, cassava and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria and acute respiratory infections. Most adults in Tamako work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $45 per month. This community needs vocational training centers and income-generating activities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Bait-El Student Center to provide Tesa with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, community service opportunities, tuition, tutoring, uniforms, books and shoes. The center staff will also provide worship services and child development seminars for the parents or guardians of Tesa.
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.

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Child's Location: North of Manado

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