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Sponsors have helped Indonesian children since 1968, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Indonesia to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

southeastern Asia

Favorite ...

sports: badminton, soccer, basketball

foods: fish, coconut milk, vegetables, nasi goreng (fried rice)

celebrations: Muslim holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Muhammad's birthday, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas

Claim to Fame

has more volcanoes than any other country

Wild Residents

rhinos, Sumatran tigers, slow lorises, orangutans

Poverty Pitfalls

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Volcano eruptions, earthquakes and mudslides ruin people's homes. Churches help sponsored children find new places to live if natural disasters destroy their homes.
People get sick with malaria and tuberculosis and have no money for doctors or medicine. Health workers visit Compassion centers to give kids checkups.
Many people don't get all the healthy food they need. Sponsored children in Indonesia eat nutritious meals at their Compassion centers.

Fun Facts

made up of 13,466 islands

money: rupiah

All of Indonesia's islands put together would be about three times the size of Texas.

Its waves draw surfers from all over the world.

has more forests than any region on Earth besides the Amazon

home to many people groups, each with its own customs, dances, music and food

known for its many styles of handicrafts (crafts made by hand)

Stat Snapshot


Indonesia ?? United States 🇺🇸


260,580,739 339,665,118

People Living in Poverty

10.9% 15.1%


Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, local languages like Javanese

English, Spanish, Chinese, other


Muslim 87.2%, Protestant 7%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Hindu 1.7%, other 0.9%, unspecified 0.4%

Protestant 46.5%, none/other 26.1%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%

Typical Family Income

$12,400 per year $63,700 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018


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