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mama dengan pengemis 2We give thanks to God Almighty who has guided Pondok Kasih in the journey of its service to the outcasts and the marginalized.

God has been amazingly generous to provide for all our needs. He developed the ministry first by giving shelter to elderly, infants and children who have no family to welcome them. Then when various crises hit Indonesia during 1996-2004, Pondok Kasih responded by developing a holistic ministry for the poor communities.

Starting from the ministry to the garbage pickers at Keputih, PK ministry has grown to reach the poor in more than 110 poor communities of 155 groups in Surabaya.

When we worked closely with the outcasts and marginalized, we soon realized they not only needed food, clothing and shelter, but also national identity and civil rights. So we began to organize Mass Weddings without regard to status, race and religion. These couples were then able to obtain their ID cards and Marriage Certificates, and their children received ID cards and Birth Certificates.

_MG_5191 kIn January 2015, we organized a Mass Wedding for 5115 couples in Jakarta. Seeing how the provision of legal identity for its citizens powerfully enhanced President Jokowi’s Mental Revolution, the Minister of the Social Department appointed Mama Hana as the Chairperson for National Solidarity Day. The climax of the event was celebrated in Kupang, East Timor on December 22, 2015.   From the East to the West, across our great archipelago and in every province, together we are working to see that every individual receives national identity and civil rights.

Please join us as we pray that with God’s help, YPK can continue to help elevate the poor so together we might enjoy a better future.

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