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A Ugandan man and woman sit together on a couch and smile.

This victim of land theft is now a lawyer for the poor

A Compassion graduate in Uganda dedicates his life to bring justice to those denied it. When John turned twelve, his world fell apart. Life in the rural community of Nangera, Uganda, hadn’t ever been easy, but for John, it was home. As the oldest of five children, John knew his parents struggled to put food […]

date: January 10, 2018
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How can churches respond to hunger in a sustainable way?

Families facing hunger in the aftermath of drought are getting relief and long-term solutions thanks to our church partners. Flora Karisa, 13, wakes just as the sun rises, the pink sky barely visible through the palm trees towering outside her window. Flora cautiously moves about the tiny room where her five siblings and mother, Zawadi, […]

date: January 9, 2018
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A baby boy lies on a blanket and smiles a big smile.

Life after Zika: A special baby with a special purpose

Maria didn’t know she had suffered from the Zika virus until her baby was born with microcephaly. Now her child is receiving care and support through the local church.  Every time there was a major event in Maria’s life she remembers one thing—she was alone. When she had to quit school at the age of […]

date: January 8, 2018
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A young Indian girl is embraced by her mother. They sit in front there home which appears to be in a slum.

Honouring God’s work in India

How sponsors and donors enabled the Church in India to transform lives over nearly half a century. After 48 years of serving India, Compassion had to make one of the hardest decisions in its history—to leave India.  Compassion reluctantly ended operations in India on March 15, 2017, after serving children in the country for nearly […]

date: January 6, 2018
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Shakul—the story behind the striking face

His sparkling blue eyes first capture your attention, drawing you in. Then you notice the bold streak of light-coloured skin on his forehead and his lighter hands. His appearance is striking. You may recall a photo that we shared of this boy on Instagram. Meet Shakul. Born in rural Uganda to young, unmarried parents, his […]

date: January 2, 2018
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10 Moments Every Child Sponsor Can Relate To

Your child sponsorship experience, explained in GIFs. 1. Remember the moment you were deciding which child to sponsor? Sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming! 2. When your sponsored child writes these words: ‘I love you’ or ‘I’m praying for you’. Building a relationship with a child and knowing your support is helping to release […]

date: December 21, 2017
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Three Indonesian girls stand together and smile with their arms around each other's shoulders. The middle girl is wearing a red hat.

How kids celebrate Christmas at a Compassion centre

Christmas at a Compassion centre is a special time. In many Compassion children’s homes, there will be no special decorations, no Christmas feast and no presents. But our church partners go the extra mile to help children know and experience the love of God at Christmas time. Children begin receiving your Christmas letters before the […]

date: December 15, 2017
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Faces of Dignity—why people in poverty don’t want handouts

One thing we all share in common as humanity is a God-given desire to contribute to the world at large and God-given abilities to do so. That’s why most people living in extreme poverty don’t want a handout—they want a sustainable way to provide for themselves and their families. They want the pride of hard […]

date: December 6, 2017
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Where are they now? 10 child sponsorship success stories

Do you ever wonder what sponsored children will become when they grow up? Or reflect on your own childhood dreams? At Compassion, we believe in dreaming big. We refuse to let poverty steal hope: our hope for the children in our programs, our hope for tomorrow and our hope to end extreme poverty in the […]

date: November 30, 2017
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A young woman stands and looks a out a window. You can only see her silohette.

Rape doesn’t have to be the end of the story

When Sara* was raped at age 12, she dropped out of school and fell into a life of drugs and prostitution. But the people who loved her wouldn’t give up on her.   When Sara was a little girl, she loved to wear pretty dresses. She loved to sing, and she loved to dance. She […]

date: November 27, 2017
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