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Yohana Yuliawani Ayuningtias  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: July 12, 1996
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Center: Welas Asih Student Center
  • Child ID: IO9910248
Tias lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for caring for children, making beds and cleaning. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother is employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Tias participates in church activities. She is also in high school where her performance is above average. Basketball, swimming and art are her favorite activities.

Please remember Tias in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Tias lives on the plains of Lamper Lor, home to approximately 7,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Java and the commonly spoken language is Javanese.

The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include skin diseases and dengue fever. Most adults in Lamper Lor work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $109 per month. This community needs scholastic materials, employment opportunities and food.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Welas Asih Student Center to provide Tias with Bible studies, medical checkups, sports, vitamins, field trips and academic support. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Tias.
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: Southeast of Semarang

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