As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion partners with the local church in 25 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families.

Today, two million children are discovering lives full of promise and purpose as they develop in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships—while giving them the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ at a local church.

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 7,000 church partners in 25 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.

World Map of Project Countries

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


  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand