Love of Emmanuel
Current phase of support:
6 Double Orphans
115 Additional Children
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
Jakarta is the capital and largest city in Indonesia.
2,950 SQ. MILE 9,607,787 POP.
Due largely to unbearable inflation, extreme poverty and unemployment plague the nation of Indonesia. Because of this, it’s estimated that as many as 300,000 boys and girls live as “street children” and are forced to wander in search of money and food everyday. In situations like this, children are denied an education and are unable to climb out of the pit of poverty. Children are vulnerable in these circumstances, and often taken advantage of. Indonesia has nearly 4 million child laborers, with nearly half of them working in hazardous situations.
Emmanual Orphanages takes in the street children whom society does not care for, caring for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
In 1993, an American couple came to Jakarta and started Emmanuel Orphanage. With the help of several international organizations, the facility was able to expand significantly over the past 15 years, now providing a loving home to many former street kids. Additionally, the school run by the home provides free or low-cost education to hundreds of students from neighboring communities. They ask that you’ll pray with them that further funding can be found so Love of Emmanuel will have the means to take in more children in their region who need shelter, food, and a chance at a new family. Your generosity could provide Love of Emmanuel the means necessary to expand their reach and continue the work of the Lord in this severely impoverished nation.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
2 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
Often because of such widespread poverty, children in Indonesia are abandoned, left to fend for themselves. Many time they become street children, one of the most vulnerable populations in Indonesia.
Nearly 13.8 million children in Indonesia are living under the poverty line, according to UNICEF. That makes them the predominant group affected most by poverty.
Five buildings make up the facilities of Love of Emmanuel home offering space for boys and girls dorms, a kitchen, a school, and a church. In the future, the home hopes to provide skills training for the children so that they can have a means to support themselves when they leave Love of Emmanuel.
The children receive three meals a day, with the caretakers paying special attention to the nutrients they receive, such as protein. There is a clinic on premises that can tend to the child's basis medical needs, with more severe cases being taken to the local hospital. The children still need support in order to get all the proper vaccinations and tests to help keep them as healthy as possible.
The children at this home all attend church and have access to their own copy of God's Word. The caretakers greatly desire to have access to more Christian books and studies as they help the children in their walk with Christ.
The home has its own school on premises, and some children also attend a pubic school off-campus. Right now, the children are in need of new school clothes.