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Ganti Wenda  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: January 11, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Yopiku Student Center
  • Child ID: ID4370035
Ganti makes his home with his father and his mother. Gathering firewood is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Ganti participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer is his favorite activity.

Because of your sponsorship, Ganti will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Ganti lives on the plains of Piramid, home to approximately 3,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have thatched roofs. The regional diet consists of sweet potatoes.

Common health problems in this area include skin diseases, malaria and respiratory illnesses. Most adults in Piramid are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $10 per month. This community has electricity and clean water but needs vocational training centers, employment opportunities and law enforcement.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Yopiku Student Center to provide Ganti with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical checkups, community service opportunities, group games, vocational training and scholastic materials. Thirty percent of the children in this project are not attending school because their parents lack economic resources. The center staff will also provide income-generating training for the parents or guardians of Ganti.
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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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.