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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: October 15, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Eklesia Student Center
  • Child ID: IO8050732
    • Waiting: 461 Days for a sponsor.
In his home, Nefra helps by helping in the kitchen and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Nefra participates in church activities. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Playing with cars and bicycling are his favorite activities.

Please remember Nefra in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Nefra lives in the hillside community of Ngentak, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt 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 lung spots and typhus. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $89 per month. This community needs tuition assistance and scholastic materials.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Eklesia Student Center to provide Nefra with Bible studies, medical treatment, sports, nutritious food, tutoring, skills training and arithmetic classes. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings for the parents or guardians of Nefra.
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: Northern 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.  

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