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Richard the inventor

It’s 3 a.m. Richard Amenu, 17, quietly gets up from the cramped room where his family of six is sleeping and makes his way outside to start a fire. He’s run out of matches again so, squatting on the ground, he strikes one small rock against another, trying over and over to create a spark. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Dinner and a devotional

Do you want a way to teach your family or small group about how we can live from “enough”? Make this traditional African stew and do the devotional to be inspired to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and care for those in need. Dinner: African chicken stew Chicken and vegetable stew served over rice or another […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Why help people in other countries when there is poverty in our own?

Working for a non-profit that helps children living in poverty around the world, I have often heard the question, “Why help people in other countries when there are plenty of people in poverty right here?” It’s a good question, and an important one. Our time and resources are finite, yet there seems to be infinite […]

date: July 20, 2017
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The top five myths about poverty

When it comes to poverty, there are a few myths that are hard to shake… In a world of fake news and ‘alternate facts’, it can be hard to distinguish truth from fiction. We think it’s important to be informed so here are some common misunderstandings about poverty: 1. Nothing has changed Did you know […]

date: July 6, 2017
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3 ways to prevent Compassion fatigue

In the face of immense suffering worldwide, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Each day, we’re bombarded with news of terrorist attacks, drought, the refugee crisis, poverty, war and senseless violence. After the horrific attacks in Manchester, UK on 22 May, 2017, that killed 22 people—almost half of whom were under 18 years old—there was global […]

date: June 8, 2017
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How does sponsorship help kids physically?

Children need more than just food or education to break free from poverty—they need to develop in all areas of life. That’s why Compassion focuses on holistic child development. We want to help children grow up to be adults who are empowered to escape poverty. In this four-part series, we’ll talk about the four key […]

date: April 20, 2017
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Maria Elena and her children

From murder to a new creation

A desperate wife considers murder, but turns to Jesus instead. It had happened one too many times. Maria Elena’s husband would come home drunk. He would shout. He would threaten. And he would beat her—in front of their three children. Tragically, domestic abuse is common in many homes in the Dominican Republic. Machismo, a Latin […]

date: April 13, 2017
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A child looks into the camera and smiles peacefully.

How to shop ethically this Easter

While Easter is all about remembering Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice on the cross, it’s also a time of year we consume a lot of chocolate. But how can we be sure our chocolate treats weren’t made at the expense of others? This year, 90 million chocolate bunnies will be produced around the world. That’s a lot of bunnies! […]

date: April 3, 2017
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Boys run soccer drills on a soccer field as their coach looks on.

Stopping the sex trade in Thailand—with soccer

For hours on end, you can find young boys crowded around sleek, flat-screen monitors in Thailand’s ubiquitous “game parlours.” In the Kampang Ngam slum in the northern city of Chiang Mai, these stores are often filled with children lured in from the slum with the game parlours’ easy access and low cost. The brightly lit […]

date: February 23, 2017
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Aklobessi, a four year-old girl living in Togo, looks at the camera as she sits on a bench in a Compassion Centre. She's wearing a

Trapped in a voodoo temple

After Aklobessi was kidnapped and taken to a temple to serve in voodoo rituals, Compassion centre staff fought for her freedom for a year.  It happened at night. Aklobessi, a sweet four-year-old girl, was home alone. The priestess of the nearby voodoo temple believed she was told by the spirits that Aklobessi belonged to them. […]

date: February 16, 2017
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