Sari lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for caring for children, making beds and helping in the kitchen. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Sari enjoys volleyball, art and listening to music. She attends Bible class and youth group regularly and is in vocational training where her performance is above average.
Please remember Sari in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Sari 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 Sari 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 Sari.
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