About Compassion

In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion partners with the local church in 26 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families.

Today, more than 1.9 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 discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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 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

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

Over 5000 church partners in 26 countries are working to release children from poverty, helping them develop healthy minds, bodies, and relationships, along with a lasting faith in Jesus Christ.

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
Africa
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
Asia
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand