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Alberto Valentino Kaju Dhogo  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: November 17, 1996
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Phillia Student Center
  • Child ID: IO8640202
Alberto lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include caring for children and making beds. His father is employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Alberto participates in Vacation Bible School and camp. He is also in high school where his performance is above average. Soccer and listening to music are his favorite activities.

Please remember Alberto in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Alberto lives in the mountainous community of Samaan, home to approximately 7,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of tile and have brick walls. The most commonly spoken languages are Javanese and Madurese.

The regional diet consists of maize, fish, vegetables and rice. Common health problems in this area include skin infections, malnutrition, the flu, bronchitis, diarrhea and dengue fever. Most adults in Samaan work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $45 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs improved sanitation and vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Phillia Student Center to provide Alberto with Bible teaching, nutritious meals, vitamins, health checkups, sports, field trips, community service opportunities, vocational training and tutoring. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Alberto.
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 Malang

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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
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  • 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.