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Sofiana Jelita Inna  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: February 24, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Talita Kumi Student Center
  • Child ID: IO6740190
    • Waiting: 302 Days for a sponsor.
Fia lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Fia works at home caring for children and running errands. There are 3 children in the family.

Playing house and hide-and-seek are Fia's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Please remember Fia in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Fia lives on the plains of Waitabula, home to approximately 6,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Sumba and the most commonly spoken language is Wajewa dialect.

The regional diet consists of maize and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria and throat infections. Most adults work as day laborers or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $55 per month. This community needs water, educational materials and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Talita Kumi Student Center to provide Fia with Bible studies, medical checkups, nutritious food, sports, character building programs, writing and reading instruction, English classes and computer courses. The center staff will also provide meetings and seminars for the parents or guardians of Fia.
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: West of Waingapu

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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