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Aprian Tanggu Dedo  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: April 4, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Ananggu Student Center
  • Child ID: IO6790172
    • Waiting: 301 Days for a sponsor.
In his home, Rian helps by carrying water and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.

For fun, Rian enjoys soccer, playing with cars and hide-and-seek. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Please remember Rian in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Rian lives in the hillside community of Tana Kombuka, home to approximately 3,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and tin or thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Sumba.

The regional diet consists of cassava (root) and corn. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Tana Kombuka work as day laborers or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, tuition assistance and educational materials.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ananggu Student Center to provide Rian with Bible studies, medical checkups, nutritious food, character building programs, sports, writing and reading instruction, English classes and computer courses. The center staff will also provide meetings and seminars for the parents or guardians of Rian.
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
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • 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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When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.