In his home, Annes helps by washing clothes, running errands and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is employed as a project worker and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Annes enjoys ping pong, swimming and listening to music. He attends youth group regularly and is in middle school where his performance is average.
Please remember Annes in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Annes lives in the coastal community of Kampung Sawah, home to approximately 5,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, cardboard walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Javanese, Sundanese and Bataknese.
The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, skin diseases, tuberculosis, dengue fever and malnutrition. Most adults in Kampung Sawah work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $111 per month. This community needs sanitation facilities, clean water, educational equipment and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Kasih Immanuel Student Center to provide Annes with Bible studies, nutritious food, medical and dental checkups, sports, music courses, vocational training, tuition, scholastic materials and uniforms. The center staff will also provide home visits for the parents or guardians of Annes.
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 700 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 1968 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.
Map of Indonesia
Child's Location: North Jakarta