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Jufendri Risky Menangkoda  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: July 10, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Getsemani Student Center
  • Child ID: ID1500101
    • Waiting: 301 Days for a sponsor.
Risky lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Risky participates in church activities. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and playing ball games are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Risky to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Risky lives in the coastal community of Salurang, home to approximately 1,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Sangihe.

The regional diet consists of fish and sago (starch extracted from palm trees). A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Salurang work as fishermen and earn the equivalent of $60 per month. This community has electricity, clean water and sanitation but needs a public library, vocational training centers and income-generating skills training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Getsemani Student Center to provide Risky with Bible studies, special celebrations, nutritious food, vitamins, medical checkups, outdoor and indoor activities, tuition, English courses, academic support and scholastic materials. The center staff will also provide health workshops, counseling and worship services for the parents or guardians of Risky.
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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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.