Where We Work

Snapshot of Indonesia

16%

of people live below the poverty line

126

mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births

39%

lack access to improved sanitation

Sarah J Rahardja

Letter from Compassion Indonesia Director Sarah Jeanin Rahardja

Dear Sponsor, Greetings from Bandung! First, allow me to introduce myself. I am Sarah Jeanin Rahardja, Compassion Indonesia Country Director. This year is my 16th year working with Compassion. It is a great blessing for me to be a part of this ministry; I have an opportunity to witness how God works through churches and children in Indonesia and enlarges His kingdom through the sponsor-to-child relationship. My favourite things to do now are to spend my time with my two daughters—and I’m learning how to crochet!

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The Successful Chefs

In a cooking class made up of mostly girls, Tian and Hery are the rare boys among them. “I was motivated to be a chef by my own passion [I’ve had] since I was a little child,” says Tian. “I began to see this is a necessary skill I need to master to help my family in our financial struggles,” says Hery. In the tourist city of Solo, Indonesia, one Compassion centre is training up their teenagers in a cooking vocational program to match the needs of the city.

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