Lintang lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include gardening, making beds and running errands. Her father is employed and her mother is employed. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Lintang enjoys playing with dolls, walking and bicycling. She attends Christian instruction regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.
Please remember Lintang in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Lintang lives on the plains of Ngupasan, home to approximately 33,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Java and the most commonly spoken language is Javanese.
The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include influenza, fevers, respiratory illnesses and skin diseases. Most adults in Ngupasan work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $25 per month. This community needs vocational training centers,food and clothing.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Samaria Student Center to provide Lintang with Bible teaching, retreats, nutritious food, health screening, vitamins, health education, home visits, sports, tuition, scholastic materials, tutoring and vocational training. The center staff will also provide vocational training and fellowship for the parents or guardians of Lintang.
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.
Map of Indonesia
Child's Location: Center of Yogyakarta