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Arifin Wally  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: November 29, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Barachiel Student Center
  • Child ID: ID4170065
    • Waiting: 376 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
Arifin lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include caring for animals and cleaning. There are 4 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Arifin participates in church activities and camp. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Singing and reading are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Arifin to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Arifin lives in the valley of Kampung Harapan, home to approximately 2,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Ohee and the most commonly spoken language is Sentani.

The regional diet consists of fish, rice and sago (starch). A common health problem in this area is malaria. Half of the adults in Kampung Harapan are unemployed but some work as fishermen or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $70 per month. This community has electricity and clean water but needs tuition assistance and HIV/AIDS awareness education.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Barachiel Student Center to provide Arifin with Bible studies, nutrition supplements, health education, group activities and vocational training opportunities. The center staff will also provide cooking classes and entrepreneurship training for the parents or guardians of Arifin.
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: Southwest of Jayapura

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