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Snapshot of East Indonesia


of people live below the poverty line


mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births


lack access to improved sanitation

Georry Tuty Nefiantuty

Letter from Compassion East Indonesia Director Georry Nefiantuty

Dear Sponsor, Warm greetings from East Indonesia. I am Georry Nefiantuty, known as Tuty. I have been the country director of Compassion East Indonesia for 16 years and three months. I am originally not from Manado, East Indonesia but Bandung, West Java (in the western part of Indonesia). I started working with Compassion in Bandung in 2001 and four years later I was appointed to start the new office in East Indonesia.

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Pricilia: A Real Fighter

When some friends invited Pricilia to join a taekwondo group not far from her house in Manado, she had no idea how much her life was going to change. While many of her friends participated for fun, Pricilia developed a much deeper appreciation for the sport. “I wasn’t sure I would continue the class,” says Pricilia, “but since the first time I joined, I fell in love with taekwondo. I feel connected with it.”

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