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Yosua Siswo Nugroho  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: March 14, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Rama Putra Student Center
  • Child ID: IO9220147
    • Waiting: 202 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
In his home, Nugroho helps by caring for animals, making beds and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is employed as a farmer and his mother is employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Nugroho participates in Bible class, youth group and camp. He is also in high school where his performance is above average. Walking, bicycling and reading are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Nugroho to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Nugroho lives in the coastal community of Sembatur Agung, home to approximately 3,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood 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, rice, bananas and chicken. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, malaria and typhus. Most adults in Sembatur Agung work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $28 per month. This community needs nutritious food and suitable housing.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rama Putra Student Center to provide Nugroho with Bible teaching, nutritious food, heath campaigns, field trips, tuition, scholastic materials, tutoring and vocational training. The center staff will also provide meetings and educational seminars for the parents or guardians of Nugroho.
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: East of Pati

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