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Dedy Saputra  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: November 16, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Muria Kasih Student Center
  • Child ID: ID6000111
Dedy lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water and running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Dedy enjoys playing with marbles and bicycling. He attends Christian instruction regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Your love and support will help Dedy to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Dedy lives on the plains of Parit Baru, home to approximately 10,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of bananas, fish, plantains and rice.

Common health problems in this area include dengue fever and diarrhea. Most adults in Parit Baru work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $200 per month. This community has electricity and clean water but needs libraries, employment opportunities, income-generating activities and reliable public transportation.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Muria Kasih Student Center to provide Dedy with Bible classes, retreats, medical checkups, nutritious food, vaccinations, outdoor activities, handicraft and cooking classes, English courses, computer education and life skills training. The center staff will also provide child protection workshops, income-generating training and health and hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Dedy.
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 Pontianak

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