Compassion started working in Indonesia in 1968. Today, there are over 75,000 children registered in our programs through 330 church partners.
of people live below the poverty line
mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births
lack access to improved sanitation
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!open_in_new Read full letter
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.open_in_new Read more