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Fernando Analise De Jesus  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: February 19, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Air Hidup Student Center
  • Child ID: IO4930184
    • Waiting: 381 Days for a sponsor.
Nando lives with his mother. His mother maintains the home. Nando works at home caring for children and running errands. There are 4 children in the family.

Nando is not attending school because he is too young. Soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.

Please remember Nando in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Nando lives in the hillside community of Desa Tanah Merah, Kecamatan Kupang Tengah, home to approximately 1,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and tin roofs.

The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, dengue fever and diarrhea. Most adults work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $33 per month. This community has access to water but needs scholastic materials, employment opportunities and vocational skills training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Air Hidup Student Center to provide Nando with Bible teaching, medical checkups, sports, nutritious food, community service opportunities, traditional dance training, English classes and computer courses. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Nando.
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.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Kupang

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