As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion’s mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Over the last 70 years, Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by partnering with local churches to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Today, Compassion partners with over 8,000 churches in 29 countries to deliver our proven child development program to more than 2 million infants, children and youth. Around the world, children, families and entire communities are being empowered to overcome poverty and thrive both now and into the future.

What is ‘child development?’
Children Smiling
“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!” Dwight L. Moody, evangelist

Compassion’s global partnership

Compassion’s global partnership

Compassion’s vision for developing children has taken root in the hearts and minds of Christians around the globe as they work together to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.
World Map of Partner and Project Countries

Our funding countries

Our funding countries

Today, Christians in fifteen countries are offering financial support, prayers and letters to the children we serve through the Compassion global partnership.
World Map of Partner Countries

Australia • Canada • France (SEL) • Germany • Italy • Ireland • Netherlands • New Zealand (Tearfund) Norway• Spain • South Korea • Sweden• Switzerland • United Kingdom • United States

Our field countries (by region)

Our field countries

Over 8,000 church partners in 29 countries are working to release children from poverty, helping them to develop healthy minds, bodies and relationships, while giving them the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring local church staff and volunteers.

Central America and the Caribbean

  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua

South America

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru


  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda

Coming soon

  • Malawi
  • Zambia


  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

Coming soon

  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar