Wanda lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include running errands. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed.
Art and bicycling are Wanda's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Wanda will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Wanda lives on the plains of Polehan, home to approximately 36,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement. The most commonly spoken language is Javanese.
The regional diet consists of beans, fish, cassava, rice and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, skin diseases, dengue fever and digestive disorders. Most adults in Polehan work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $78 per month. This community has electricity but needs improved sanitation.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Kalvari Student Center to provide Wanda with Bible studies, medical checkups, nutritious food, vitamins, sports, group games, birthday celebrations, English classes, computer courses, academic support and skills training. The center staff will also provide evangelism, meetings and family counseling for the parents or guardians of Wanda.
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