Fina lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include making beds, running errands and cleaning. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a church worker. There are 2 children in the family.
Swimming, walking and listening to music are Fina's favorite activities. In vocational training her performance is above average and she also regularly attends church activities, Vacation Bible School and youth group.
Because of your sponsorship, Fina will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Fina lives on the plains of Sumpingan, home to approximately 1,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Javanese.
The regional diet consists of chicken, cassava, soybeans, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include influenza, skin irritations and chicken pox. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $98 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, professional teachers, libraries and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tresno Putro Student Center to provide Fina with Bible studies, health examinations, nutritious food, vitamins, first aid training, field trips, sports, leadership training, English courses and computer and music classes. The center staff will also provide fellowship and seminars for the parents or guardians of Fina.
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