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Nehemia Richo Adythia Sombu  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: February 23, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Arrow Student Center
  • Child ID: IO4940140
    • Waiting: 477 Days for a sponsor.
In his home, Richo helps by sewing and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and his mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. There are 4 children in the family.

For fun, Richo enjoys playing with cars and playing with marbles. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Your love and support will help Richo to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Richo lives in the hillside community of Sikumana Village, home to approximately 14,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize.

Common health problems in this area include dengue, malaria, diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults in Sikumana Village work as day laborers or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $67 per month. This community has electricity but needs employment opportunities, tuition assistance, literacy programs and child protection organizations.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Arrow Student Center to provide Richo with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, sports, character-building programs, computer courses, English classes and reading and writing lessons. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Richo.
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: Southeast of Kupang

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