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Restoring ragpicking children

By Provashish Dutta, Compassion East India  “I used to walk barefoot to the garbage dump to collect rags and scraps, and I wore torn clothes that people gave as alms when I begged,” says Hiralal, an 11-year-old boy from Odisha, India. “Seeing children going to school while I picked trash from the dump made me […]

date: March 29, 2013
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A little child will lead them

It was a taxi driver who first helped Jonathan dream of becoming president. “One day, an angry taxi driver told me, ‘The difficult situation of the country—I know who is guilty for that. It’s the Christians’ fault.” Stunned, Jonathan listened as the driver questioned why Christians didn’t speak up, discuss the problems of the Dominican Republic and try to find fair solutions. “He […]

date: March 19, 2013
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What meals do kids get at Compassion? (part three)

In our previous posts, we focused on how our programs are developmental and contextual, and not simply a meal program. While our programs are focused on development, we still realize that nutrition is absolutely vital in a child’s life. Part Three: Nutrition is important Terry Laura, Compassion’s Health Advisor, has worked in public health for decades […]

date: March 18, 2013
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Widows, orphans and chickens

As you enter Rawa Village in western Kenya, you’re serenaded by clucking chickens and bleating goats. The soil is rich in this green village, and it looks like an idyllic country life. But something sinister has touched this place. Rawa Village has been devastated by HIV/AIDS, in part because of the practice of wife inheritance. […]

date: March 15, 2013
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What meals do kids get at Compassion? (part two)

Many of our sponsors want to know what meals children get through Compassion’s support. Our last post explored how Compassion’s program, and what food is served, varies from country to country. But another important concept to keep in mind when talking about what is given away through Compassion is development. Our approach to ministering to […]

date: March 11, 2013
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Compassion: 2012 by the numbers

You helped make a lot possible in 2012. Here is a quick look at Compassion by the numbers: Child Survival Program We’re ministering to 27,343 babies and their caregivers in 18 countries. Canadian support of the Child Survival Program grew by 158 per cent in 2012! 2,662 babies were safely delivered. 3,961 mothers professed faith […]

date: March 5, 2013
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What meals do kids get at Compassion? (part one)

“What food do children get from Compassion each week?” We hear this question pretty often. Naturally, our sponsors want to know how far their money is going. But development isn’t as easily quantifiable as a number of meals per week. The issue of meals and child nutrition is a complicated one, so these posts will […]

date: March 4, 2013
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From four walls to freedom

Jayanti could not leave the four walls of her home. Her mother-in-law wouldn’t let her. In Jayanti’s village culture in India, the mother-in-law reigns supreme. All other women fall dead last in the food chain. Other women don’t have freedom to make decisions. They are confined to the house. Stepping outside to so much as talk to a neighbour is believed […]

date: February 26, 2013
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Where are they now?

Do you ever wonder about the long-term impact of sponsorship? Or where your sponsored child might end up 30 years from now? So many sponsorship graduates say Compassion changed the direction of their lives—teaching them to love God and serve others. Here is what three former sponsored children are up to today. Esther: A Missionary […]

date: February 19, 2013
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How come these kids don’t look poor?

On a muggy day in Managua, Nicaragua, a bus full of Canadians pulled up to spend the day with children at a Compassion centre. As we piled out of our bus, a sea of children shouting and waving balloons engulfed us. We hugged and high-fived, and I marveled at the expertly sculpted hairdos of the […]

date: January 23, 2013
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