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Meeting Kidist

If you could make one wish, what would it be? When you find out you get to make a wish—any wish—it’s hard to pinpoint the one thing you’ve always yearned for. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the summer of 2015 before my grade eleven year of high school. Because of the particular type […]

date: July 23, 2017
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A vision for Africa: An interview with Sidney Muisyo

Talking with Sidney Muisyo, the Vice President of our Africa region, is like having a waterfall of wisdom wash over you. He has a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies and is working on a doctorate in Organizational Development and Leadership. But more than that, he grew up in poverty himself and has a passion for […]

date: July 23, 2017
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The top five myths about poverty

When it comes to poverty, there are a few myths that are hard to shake… In a world of fake news and ‘alternate facts’, it can be hard to distinguish truth from fiction. We think it’s important to be informed so here are some common misunderstandings about poverty: 1. Nothing has changed Did you know […]

date: July 6, 2017
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Pablo, now a pastor and director of a Compassion centre, stands in front of a wall and smiles.

A corrupt police officer comes to Christ

When Pablo was young, he was known as a good boy, respectful and responsible. But all of that changed when he began to work at a nightclub as a DJ at the age of 17. “At the nightclub, I started using drugs and drinking alcohol,” says Pablo. “I just wanted to be part of the […]

date: June 15, 2017
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A man stands in a freshly tilled field, a garden hoe resting on his shoulder.

10 super Father’s Day gifts for the hero in your dad

Provider. Protector. Hero. There are a lot of titles you can give the dads in your life. This Father’s Day, honour the man in your life who’s always been your hero by letting him be a hero to children in poverty too! Here are 10 Father’s Day gifts (and some bonus gifts) for every kind […]

date: June 8, 2017
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How does sponsorship help a child mentally?

A child’s development isn’t hinged on one aspect of growth—like physical health or emotional stability. Poverty doesn’t just attack one area of a child’s life. To help a child break free from poverty, we need to address every aspect of a child’s development. Cognitive—or mental—development is one of those areas. Many of the children we […]

date: June 1, 2017
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A group of children, wearing green patterned uniforms, crowd together and smile at the camera.

Equipping the Church, at home and around the world

When I tell people that Compassion serves almost 2 million children living in extreme poverty around the world, those who are well-travelled sometimes respond, “I travel to other countries all the time. Why haven’t I ever seen Compassion there?” The answer is, they may have, but they didn’t recognize it as a Compassion program. Instead […]

date: May 24, 2017
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A young woman from Bangladesh where's traditional garb. She wears read lipstick, blush and eyeshadow and a red dot is painted on her forehead. She has flowers woven into here braided hair and bracelets cover her wrists. She wears an intricately embroidered red shirt.

14 photos that celebrate the beautiful and diverse cultures of the world

May 21 is the UN’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Compassion works in 25 different countries, each with their own unique and beautiful cultures. We value the cultural identity of the people we serve. That’s why we employ nationals of each country to staff our field offices and why our programs […]

date: May 18, 2017
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Nasinde, a 75 year old from Kenya, sits in front of her home.

The baby in the bushes

Nasinde was abandoned by her husband and scorned by her community when she couldn’t have children. In the Maasai culture in Kenya, much of a woman’s worth comes from her role as a mother. But at age 64, Nasinde became a mom—through her act of mercy to an abandoned baby. On the parched earth of […]

date: May 11, 2017
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How does sponsorship help kids emotionally?

In our previous post, we talked about what it means to meet a child’s physical needs. Ensuring a child’s body is healthy is vital to their growth and development. But just as a plant needs more than water to thrive, a child needs more than physical nourishment to reach their fullest potential. Poverty places children […]

date: May 4, 2017
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