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  • Age: 13
  • Birthday: November 8, 2001
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Ikhtus Student Center
  • Child ID: ID2570036
    • Waiting: 345 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
Lala makes her home with her father and her mother. Cleaning is her household duty. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Lala participates in church activities. She is also in middle school where her performance is average. Art and bicycling are her favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Lala will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Lala lives in the coastal community of Bahu, home to approximately 9,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Minahasa.

The regional diet consists of fish, plantains and rice. A common health problem in this area is the common cold. Most adults in Bahu work as day laborers or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community has electricity, clean water and sanitation but needs vocational training, income-generating programs and public sport facilities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ikhtus Student Center to provide Lala with Bible studies, sports, handicraft classes, tuition, nutritious food, medical checkups, community service opportunities, school equipment, English courses and academic support. The center staff will also provide health seminars, cooking training and worship services for the parents or guardians of Lala.
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: Southern Manado

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • 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 in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.