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Noval Karapa  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: December 27, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Selili Berbakti Student Center
  • Child ID: ID5320073
    • Waiting: 296 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
In his home, Noval helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 6 children in the family.

Noval is not presently attending school. Playing with cars and playing ball games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.

Your love and support will help Noval to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Noval lives on the plains of Selili, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and the most commonly spoken language is Toraja.

The regional diet consists of fish, cassava and rice. Common health problems in this area include dengue fever and pulmonary diseases. Most adults in Selili work in factories and earn the equivalent of $158 per month. This community has electricity, clean water and sanitation but needs libraries, employment opportunities, recreation facilities and public transportation.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Selili Berbakti Student Center to provide Noval with Bible studies, nutritious food, medical checkups, character building programs and scholastic materials. The center staff will also provide income-generating skills training and child protection education for the parents or guardians of Noval.
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: Southeast of Samarinda

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