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Rusidan Hamandika  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: February 13, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Hamu Peka Student Center
  • Child ID: IO6970217
    • Waiting: 325 Days for a sponsor.
Rusidan lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Rusidan works at home carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. There are 2 children in the family.

Soccer, swimming and reading are Rusidan's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Your love and support will help Rusidan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Rusidan lives in the coastal community of Kanatang, home to approximately 1,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Sumba.

The regional diet consists of rice. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Kanatang work as day laborers or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs educational materials, skills training and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Hamu Peka Student Center to provide Rusidan with Bible studies, nutritious food, medical checkups, character building, sports, writing and reading classes and English and computer courses. The center staff will also provide meetings and seminars for the parents or guardians of Rusidan.
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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