Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia. Situated between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, it has more than 13,000 islands and is the world’s fourth most populous country, as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. The world’s most populous island of Java contains more than half of the country’s population. Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world’s second highest level of biodiversity. The country has abundant natural resources like oil and natural gas, tin, copper and gold.
- Capital: Jakarta
- Population: 264 million
- Language: Bahasa Indonesia
- Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world.
Our History in Indonesia
In 2004, FH began working in Indonesia after a tsunami killed 283,000 people. FH worked with devastated communities to help them rebuild their lives and homes. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation.
Stories From Indonesia
Attending school is extremely important for children in vulnerable communities. But even when classes fill many hours, the interminable time after school can present challenges for young people. Those after-school hours were becoming difficult for Asep, a 13-year-old boy in Indonesia. There were no extracurricular activities for channeling his interests.
In the yearbook of life, who would get nominated “Most Likely to Be Saving For Her Future”? Probably not a 12-year-old girl living in an impoverished community in Indonesia. But don’t tell Olivia that. With the support of her Food for the Hungry (FH) child sponsor, Olivia has made a