Rani lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include making beds and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Singing, art and bicycling are Rani's favorite activities. In high school her performance is above average and she also regularly attends Christian instruction.
Because of your sponsorship, Rani will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Rani lives in the coastal community of Banyutowo, home to approximately 3,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, bamboo walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Java and the most commonly spoken languages are Indonesian and Javanese.
The regional diet consists of fish, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include dysentery, tuberculosis, dengue fever and skin diseases. Most adults in Banyutowo work as fishermen and earn the equivalent of $29 per month. This community has electricity and medical facilities but needs affordable education, food supplies and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tunggal Kasih Student Center to provide Rani with Bible teaching, nutritious meals, vitamins, medical exams, health instruction, opportunities for community service, field trips, tuition, school equipment, tutoring and vocational training. The center staff will also provide fellowship time and educational seminars for the parents or guardians of Rani.
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 Pati