Anggita lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include sewing, helping in the kitchen and running errands. There are 2 children in the family. Her father is employed and her mother maintains the home.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Anggita participates in church activities. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing house and bicycling are her favorite activities.
Please remember Anggita in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Anggita lives on the plains of Mojosongo, home to approximately 43,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The commonly spoken language is Javanese.
The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, beef, soybeans, plantains, rice, potatoes and goat. A common health problem in this area is dengue fever. Most adults in Mojosongo work in factories and earn the equivalent of $67 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, libraries and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pancaran Kasih Student Center to provide Anggita with Bible studies, nutritious food, vitamins, medical checkups, field trips, English classes, computer courses and leadership training. The center staff will also provide seminars, fellowship and life skills training for the parents or guardians of Anggita.
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: North of Surakarta