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Wisnu Saputra Pratama  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: August 13, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Takaq Ramaq Student Center
  • Child ID: ID5110231
Wisnu lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is employed and his mother maintains the home.

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

Because of your sponsorship, Wisnu will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Wisnu lives on the plains of Cempedas, home to approximately 3,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Dayak Benuaq.

The regional diet consists of fish, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria and typhus. Most adults in Cempedas work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $110 per month. This community has electricity but needs clean water, vocational training, a public library and income-generating programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Takaq Ramaq Student Center to provide Wisnu with Bible studies, sports, nutritious food, medical checkups, handicraft classes, tuition fees, educational materials and English courses. The center staff will also provide counseling, income-generating programs and life skills seminars for the parents or guardians of Wisnu.
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: Northwest of Samarinda

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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:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • 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 in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.