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Tesa Olivia  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: June 19, 2006
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Tiaq Betuah Student Center
  • Child ID: ID5270131
    • Waiting: 303 Days for a sponsor.
Tesa lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for caring for children and making beds. Her father is employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Tesa participates in church activities. She is also in primary school where her performance is above average. Art and playing with dolls are her favorite activities.

Please remember Tesa in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Tesa lives on the plains of Jengan Danum, home to approximately 1,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The regional diet consists of cassava and rice.

Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhus, diarrhea and dengue fever. Most adults in Jengan Danum work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $56 per month. This community has electricity, clean water and sanitation but needs vocational training, income-generating activities and public transportation.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tiaq Betuah Student Center to provide Tesa with Bible studies, nutritious food, vitamins, medical checkups, outdoor and indoor activities, field trips, school fees, tutoring, school uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide health education, life skills training and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Tesa.
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 your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

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

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