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  • Age: 3
  • Birthday: November 5, 2010
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Efrata Student Center
  • Child ID: IO8011105
Eve lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for running errands. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home.

Eve is not attending school because she is too young. Playing with friends is her favorite activity. She also attends church activities regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Eve will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Eve lives in Salatiga, home to approximately 8,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Java, Chinese and Indonesian. The most commonly spoken languages are Javanese and Chinese.

The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include the flu and coughs. Most adults in Salatiga work in factories, as laborers or waitresses and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community needs schools and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Efrata Student Center to provide Eve with Bible studies, medical treatment, nutritious food, physical education, tutoring, study groups and computer classes. The center staff will also provide devotions and monthly meetings for the parents or guardians of Eve.
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: In Salatiga

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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
  • Educational opportunities
  • 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.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

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.