Last update:  January 2015

Roslin Orphanage is located in West Timor, about 10 minutes from “Eltari Airport” in Kupang City. Founded by Budi and Peggy, officially opened by the Nusa Tenggara Timur province governor on March 6, 2002 ( it was started in Dec 1999 ).

Budi was a pilot for Garuda Indonesia , Korean Airlines, Singapore airlines and now Scoot Airlines while  Peggy was an airline  stewardess with Garuda Indonesian Airways for 9 years then a house wife and now as the care taker and manager for the orphanage from the start.

Our togetherness is the main strength and we are trying to maintain this togetherness throughout and to all of the children. It is our strong sense of belonging to the place and to each other that matter most to us.

Roslin orphanage is trying its best to help to shape up the children's future by giving them as much education as possible. After the children are finished with their schooling (hopefuly all able to graduate from the university) the orphanage will return them to their own people hoping that they will build their own home town and their own people. Roslin Orphanage is not giving any children for an adoption.

The name Roslin was being formed by combining two Timorese grandma's names who were giving good advices to Peggy when she was a little girl. Both of them were advising Peggy what’s good to be done and how to be a better person in life ( they were not Peggy's real grandmas) . Good values were passed to her and we think that it is a good way to remember them both by combining their names in the orphanage's name. From Grandma Rosalind and grandma Violin the name Roslin was formed.

Children, Staff, and Facilities

As of December 2014  we are having 178  children which majority of them are under 10 years old and they have been living at the orphanage since they are “days old babies”. The youngest child is 6 months old and the oldest is 25 years old and his name is Gerson. He has graduated from the Medical School.  Currently there are 8 children studying at the university. Next year there might be some 20 children entering the university studies.


We are having 5 people to assist us on looking after the orphanage day to day activities. Two people for looking after the babies, two persons as drivers and one person , Marsalina Oematan , she has been with us for the last 19 years to over look the progress and making sure that everyone are taking its part of their duties. The rest of the routines are being conducted by the older orphanage children helping the little ones. The little ones are not only observing, but also learning in the form of working along with the older ones as their efforts to be self sufficient and independent  to them self in the later years. All of the management and decision making are based on their inputs and decided by my wife and myself.

The orphanage size is 11,150 m2. Inside the compound we have 8 buildings and 4 more building to be built in the future.

Our Farm

Roslin orphanage has been self sufficient on rice since April 2008.

40 km (25 miles) away from the orphanage is our rice field which is about 20,000 m2 (5 acres) with more land to be cleared next to it of 60,000 m2 (15 acres). There are two more rice fields but at a different locations. For further development we will need a good land clearing machine if possible. The newly made banana farm is 25,000 m2 (6 acres) which is about 3 km (2 miles) away from the rice field.

In the next few months we will have our newly made banana farm capable of supporting the orphanage on teaching the children more about farming and at the same time to produce food source and even making some income when we are selling the banana to the public. For this farm we need some help for obtaining the small bulldozer which hopefully can be rented locally. So far we have been doing it by means of manual labour which not only slow but we have been often hurts on dealing with the sharp thorny trees upon clearing the farm land.


A new farm is in the making and it is designated as an eco village of which all plants will be organic plants and using the organic feriliser both from cow dunk as well as from the dead leafs or others. It was originally a rocky land and never been utilized as a farm land because there is not much of top soil on it . By doing the land clearing and a hard work of about two years , Roslin has managed to changed the rocky surfaces of which it was a raised sea bed into a farm land as what we can see on the picture below.  We wish to have our own excavator one day as to work some more on changing the rocky land into a productive land ( currently Roslin is renting the excavator when able)

More Buildings in the Future

When we have completed building the girl’s dorm we will have more children joining the orphanage and may be up to 100 children in total in the next 6 months. It was the space that was limiting us from having more children at Roslin Orphanage.  This is also possible because now we are having our own water source at the orphanage’s ground. By having our own water we will be able to plant more veggies and others just to fulfil our need in food and vitamins from the organic plantations.

By end of May 2011, 3 girls will be finished with their high school schooling and they want to continue to study at the nursing school. In Timor both doctors and nurses are so limited on its number. We need more medical related people to be serving this area.

By the end of the year, Roslin orphanage will be having a kindergarten to run. Currently there isn’t any kindergarten within at least 5 km radius near the orphanage. Without passing through the kindergarten it will be harder for the children to cope with the elementary schooling. We are planning to start building this kindergarten as early as May or June this year. Please join us for this effort if you can.

In the future we are planning to build a medical clinic to serve the community in the health matter. May be when Gerson has completed his medical schooling we will already having this planned clinic.

Visit us for your School project?

If you are planning to visit us for your school project or a social project of your office as a social responsibility program, please do so. We can facilitate all the required programs on programs such as activities with the orphanage and the orphanage’s children, we can involve you with the village people on farming, mechanical building, education for the villagers, health enhancement to the village people and having classes for the people in enriching their knowledge on any aspects in the society.
It will be good if I can be there with you during my annual leave or my off days but without me , my wife , Peggy will be able to handle all of the maters accordingly. Just let us know in advance about your objectives of the trip and we will do our best to facilitate and to make sure that we have a good coordination without any miss understanding about the main purpose or the essence of the trip.

Roslin has built a kindergarten for the community, it is a Montesorri kindergarten and it is a free of charge for the village children who are attending the school. The school has graduated one batch of students and now is entering the second year.

For those who wants to help out at the school are welcome to participate the teaching




Hi Sir.. I just crossed by your website today, and i'm so touched with those poor kids over there. I just wondering if you have an account where i could probably help them ease their situation.

Thank you

Dear Mr Jacob,
Thank you for your intention but especially thank you your attention to the children. There is a account at the web under , " what and how to help" , but if you are in Singapore , you may send it to me and I will resend it together with my monthly commitment ( after my payday which is the 21st) so there won't be any additional fees upon sending it. My address is 9 Rhu Cross, Costa Rhu , Livonia 03-05 , Singapore 437436. if it is a cheque , please write to Soehardi SB .
Budi and family

Dear Madam Chiatali
Thank you for your help and kindness. I am in Singapore till tomorrow but on Wed I will be going overseas for 6 days.
Budi and family

Puji Tuhan,berkatNYA selalu mengalir bagi anda sekeluarga dimanapun anda berada,Jika mas Budi kembali berada di LA jangan lupa telpon Agung di2134434829,terahir sangat dinantikan telpon dari Mas Budi,Desember/Januari .Mengenai perpustakaan Mas Budi di Timor,kalau perlu mengenai seluk beluk nya,bisa saya tanyakan kepastor saya di ROMA yang memegang jabatan dalam library gereja di Roma,Italy .Pertama kali saya kenal kira2 10th yl,ketika cuti dari Roma,dari ordonya ditugaskan ke Orlando dan chotbah digereja saya,karena asalnya dari Indo saya undang makan malam bersama dan berawallah perkenalan dengan beliau dan tahun berikutnya setiap ada chance keUSA selalu tinggal dirumah saya.sampai th 2002 dipanggil pulang ke Indo oleh ordonya karena tugas belajarnya diRoma selesai.Setelah satu/dua th diIndo,dapat panggilan dari Roma(gereja Katolik) dan diberi tugas memegang perpustakaan disana sampai saat ini ,Terahir kontak saya waktu Natal/Tahun Baru 2008.Salam dari ODB-USA

Jika berniat menyumbangkan pakaian untuk proyek kemanusiaan diTimor,apa bisa dititipkan dari LA,Jika Mas Budi landing diLA.Salam untuk mbakyu Peggy dan anak2 dari Orlando Daytona Beach

Turut berduka cita atas meninggalnya salah satu anak asuh anda.Memang anda sudah menjalankan tugas dengan baik dan benar .kedokter dan kerumah sakit,tapi kita kan hanya manusia biasa,ada yang lebih berkuasa yang menentukan,yaitu Sang Maha Pencipta,semoga anda selalu diberi kekuatan untuk menghadapinya.GBU all in Timor from ODB-USA

YTH bapak Fred Imansjah,
Sungguh luar biasa perhatian bapak kepada kami, Terima kasih kami yang tak terhingga untuk bapak dan keluarga di Orlando. Nanti kalau saya ke LA , saya akan hub anda. Untuk buku dan pakaian kalau dibawa dari LA bukan nya kami tidak mau tetapi kami ada kesulitan dalam membawanya dari sana kemari. Terima kasih tetapi maaf kami tidak bisa membawa nya dari sana. Soal perpusakaan kami sangat berterima kasih kalau bisa dibantu dalam melengkapi nya. Memang pendidikan adalah yang paling utama dan yang merupakan pemberian yang paling baik kita bagi generasi muda , dimana saja , siapa saja dan kapan saja. Regards. Budi and family

Dear Friend,
I have some free Christain children's books that are in English if you could use them for the children. Also, I have female clothing that is used but in good condition for children ages 4 years to 7 years old if you can use it. If you want me to mail these to you, please email me at jasminegreenministries@yahoo.com and let me know the address where I should mail them. Thank you! Sincerely, Ginger Tallie (California)

Dear Madam Green
Thank you for your kindness which you sent it from such a far away place.
Indeed we need them for the children over there
If I have the time , I will try to make my way to see you in person in LA some time soon.I am going to LA tomorrow but I will be quite busy and will not be able to visit you this time . Few prearranged meeting has been schedule while I am in LA.
Thank you again and have a blessed day , always


Halo Capt!

Saya pasang ajah, ya, alamat website Roslin Orphanage di Skype, MSN dan YM saya, biar temen2 saya dan orang2 yang liat, bisa buka.

Rencana libur panjang nanti, pas Lebaran jika ada kesempatannya, saya mau main, ke sono :D.

Capt dan Tante Pegy ada di sana,kah?

selamat sore mbak Linda,
Silahkan di pasang, terima kasih.
Kapan ya lebaran ? Alangkah enak nya kalau saya juga libur waktu itu dan bisa disana rame rame.


Budi dan keluarga

Hi Capt Budi

We chanced upon your website and find your cause is very meaningful. As we have kept many children's books, clothings (from baby to 4years old) and toys which we wanted to donate to these children. Can we pass these items to you in Singapore address at 9 Rhu Cross, Costa Rhu , Livonia 03-05. Or, is there any other drop-off location in the east of Singapore?
Here's our email for further contact at ilnkk09@gmail.com

Hi Budi

I chanced upon your website and am very touched by both you and your wife, Peggy's love to these little ones. As i have the intention to pass some baby/children clothings, toys and books to a local charity, i would like to pass them to you instead. Is your Singapore address still valid - Costa Rhu - Livonia? I hope to hear from you.
Have a blessed day.
Best Regards
Karin Marilyn Kho

Hi Captain B,
Would like to check with you if you guys are looking for volunteers?
As volunteering in an orphanage has always been what i wish and hope to do for these innocent children - teach language, teach arts, etc...


Dear Ivan and Karin,
thank you .
The books just great for us , we need them . We need the simple English book not only for the little one but also for the older one . English is needed to be learn for all of the children at the orphanage.
Thank you so much.

Budi and family

Dear Karin and Marilyn Kho,
Thank you so much
Our address is 9 Rhu Cross, Costa Rhu, Livonia 03-05 , Singapore 437436.
we really appreciate your kindness.
Thank you .

Budi and family

Dear Rowena,
Yes we need person like you .
Any knowledge is a good knowledge to learn and to pass it to the children on improving their education.
Hope to see you soon in Singapore.

Budi and family

Hi Budi
Would like to pass some baby/children clothings, toys and books. Pls let me know when is convenient to drop by yr place to pass to u.

Tks alot.

Rgds, Serina

Good morning madam Serina,

Thank you very much for your kindness.
Yes we would like to have them and to bring them to the orphanage but we are in the middle of shifting to a new place. I shall contact you after we are done with the new place. Thank yo and have a blessed day

Budi and family

pak Budi, kita baru keliling2 website dan liat blog yg terbaru yg di lis oleh sis lay kean.. ttg pengalamannya dia selama di panti, kita jadi pengen kesana dan ngalamin langsung ..kami terus bantu dalam doa untuk pelayanan pak Budi sekeluarga...

salam utk ibu dan semua

Willim& Nina NG

Selamat malam pak dan bu Willem di New York,
Semoga tidak capek waktu keliling blog kami ha ha ha .
Ini adalah selamat datang kami sebelum kedatangannya nanti .
Terima kasih atas doa nya , kami sangat membutuhkan nya dalam pelayanan kami disana.
Terpujilah Tuhan selama nya
Budi dan keluarga

Hallo Pak Budi, saya benar tersentuh dengan web site ini. Tolong email saya untuk kira2 apa yang mereka butuhkan. Saya akan coba bantu, since I am in Singapore too.

Dear ibu Jessica,
Salam sejahtera.
Terima kasih atas encouragement nya.
Yang anak anak butuhkan paling utama adalah kasih sayang dan pendidikan.
Mohon bantu doa nya.
Kalau ada waktu silahkan mampir ke panti asuhan kami.

Budi dan keluaga

Hi CaptainB,
I was looking for opportunities to contribute to orphanages in singapore and found your website by chance. I am deeply touched by your commitment and love for the children. I would be happy if I can contribute as well. Look forward to hear from you. Thanks.

Dear Madam Lydia and family,

Thank you for your encouragements.
Please come and stay with us if you have the time.

Have a blessed day

Budi and family

Dear Budi and Peggy,
Hi! Blessings to all the angels there. We are a couple who just moved to Singapore from Europe. We would love to visit your center to share our gifts and friendship with your family and children during the Chinese New Year.
Please let us know how we could get there from Singapore.


Dear Miss Jean.

It was great that we met up .
I hope that you can make the trip soon while we are there .
Please let us know if you need more information about how to get there and what to do.

Have a blessed day

Budi and family

Hi, Budi,
May I have your location in Singapore as i would like to mail something over for the children in the orphanage?


Dear Sir/Madam Maru Totoro and family ,

Thank you for your kindness.
Our address is blk 24 Fernwood Towers # 12-02 , Singapore 458554.


Budi and family

Do you have any Orphanages in Bali?

Good morning to Children of Bali

I know a great person who you can contact in Bali. Please call Dr Ketut Waspada . He is looking after an prphanage in Bali .


Hi CaptainB,
I'm not certain how we can visit your orphanage but do you happen to know of any Orphanage in Singapore itself that me and my friend can visit and help out as a volunteer?

Good morning , please try the Pertapis. I will try to find them for you asap.


Hi Captain B,
I read about you and the orphanage in the newspaper recently.
I hope that you will be able to get a job soon. Have faith in the good Lord that he will continue to provide for you, your family and all the kids at the orphanage.
God is good, ALL THE TIME!!
I am a new mummy (my daughter is 10mths now) and I have some baby products to give away. New milk bottles, teats, new pillows, bolsters, blankets. Toys. Mostly new! Do you need them? I would like to donate to the orphanage.
Please let me know how I can get in touch with you or pass the items to you.


I have just finished reading your story & seeing the newscast on CNN. You have touched my heart so much. The children you are taking care of are so very lucky to have you in their lives. I hope the people that read your story can take minute, an hour, a day or even a week to give back to those who need our help. If we all did this every day, what a wonderful world this truly would be. If everyone gave of themselves as you you and wife have done we cpould end so much poverty in the world. God Bless you and the children. You are all in my prayers. I am sending your orphange a small donation, I am just sorry it is not more. But Iwill tell everyone I know about you mission in hopes that they will give from their hearts also.

Dear Captain Budi,

I saw your story today on CNN.com ... I would love to send you some items for the children. Can you tell me what you are most in need of, and whether I should mail the package(s) to your home or directly to Roslin Orphanage? I am in the United States. Thank you and god bless you and your dear wife for doing so much for the children!

Elaine H.

I just wanted to stop by and say that you guys are very special people! your children are extremely lucky to have such caring people taking care of them. May god bless you all

Thank you for your ministry to the fatherless! I also actively advocate for orphans and was wondering what are your spiritual beliefs? It seems you might possibly be an evangelical Christian but couldn't tell for sure. I am a strong evangelical Christian and love to make contacts with other brothers and sisters in Christ that are serving the Lord in ministry to orphans.

May god bless you all

Hello Sir,
I saw your story on cnn today...itz just inspiring....what you are doing is great....i want to do something like this....i have got many ideas but don't know where to start from.....i'm from India....i'm solely an truly impressed....and inspired...what you did there....is godly....i pledge i'll do something or the other to help the people...
May god bless you!!


You are truly a hero! I just watched you on the CNN awards. I was crying.. but tears of joy. It is truly beautiful what you and your family do. I wish I could fly there right now and help out. I too love children and have done some volunteer work overseas. You are inspiring...
Do you guys welcome volunteers from other countries?


you are welcome to visit us


Budi and family

I was deeply moved by your story & the work that you & your family is doing for all the children that you care for each & every day. I will pray for you & your vary large family for every blessing in the world you are truly doing Gods work.

Thank you

have a blessed day