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Last year, you put smiles on kids from Mexico to India with a special Christmas gift—and you helped children in a remote village in Ghana celebrate Christmas for the first time ever! Here’s a little peek into the smiles you sparked on Christmas.
Denis’ father died in Haiti’s disastrous earthquake of 2010. His aunt Paulette is raising him, even though she already has five grown children of her own. But through Compassion, this family received two goats to breed. In a short period of time, the goats had three babies. They gave one baby goat to another family […]
A few times a year, I get an email asking if I’m interested in speaking at a men’s meeting or preaching at a church on a Sunday morning. It’s a great privilege and one I take very seriously, especially when I’m asked to talk about Compassion’s ministry. I’ve learned a lot through my experiences to date, but I picked up on this fairly […]
It’s my first time on African soil, but I feel strangely at home. Maybe it’s because home is where the heart is, and part of my heart is etched here in pen and ink. I’ve been writing to my sponsored child in Uganda for the last five years, and I’m eager to experience a piece […]
In the bigger cities of Ghana in West Africa, December buzzes with action. Families decorate trees in their courtyards with lights; carols are heard in all the busses and shops. People greet one another with “Afishiapa”—Merry Christmas. Children wait eagerly for gifts of new clothes and for feasts including their favourites—sodas and chicken. And churches […]
Just like boys in Compassion’s sponsorship program, girls in the developing world face enormous challenges in rising out of poverty. But the types of problems girls face are sometimes quite different from boys. One of the largest challenges girls face is early pregnancy. In many of the communities where we minister, girls have their first […]
The children in Compassion’s sponsorship program face a lot of problems that are hard to imagine—things like abuse, pressure to drop out of school, and pressure to give up on their future. There are some challenges that are especially a threat for boys. Despite the great diversity in the daily lives of boys living in […]
It’s no surprise that Sandiele grew up to be an English teacher. In 2006 she said she wanted to be a teacher, probably English, because she was fascinated with a world beyond her own. Sandiele’s curiosity with other cultures was nurtured by Compassion, and the teachers at her project made an impact on her. Sandiele […]
We’ve been exploring whether or not sponsorship is ethical or exploitive. One concern some have is whether sponsorship reinforces a paternalistic relationship with Low and Middle Income Countries and creates dependency in children. What is paternalism? When many people talk about paternalism in aid, they mean a top-down approach to helping others: those with the resources […]
As you may have read, the verdict is in—Compassion’s child sponsorship really works! For some, a follow-up question to whether or not sponsorship is effective is whether or not it’s ethical. One concern people have is if using a child to raise funds is exploitive—are we taking advantage of children by using their images to […]