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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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A woman sits at a table at a child centre and does paperwork with a team of two men and one other woman.

Is Compassion Canada a scam?

Is Compassion Canada a trustworthy organization, or are you being duped? Shortly after I started working for Compassion 10 years ago, my brother-in-law, a thoroughly reasonable man, asked me if Compassion really supported nearly two million children around the world, or if it was all just a front with a handful of poor-looking kids as […]

date: April 28, 2017
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How does sponsorship help kids physically?

Children need more than just food or education to break free from poverty—they need to develop in all areas of life. That’s why Compassion focuses on holistic child development. We want to help children grow up to be adults who are empowered to escape poverty. In this four-part series, we’ll talk about the four key […]

date: April 20, 2017
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Maria Elena and her children

From murder to a new creation

A desperate wife considers murder, but turns to Jesus instead. It had happened one too many times. Maria Elena’s husband would come home drunk. He would shout. He would threaten. And he would beat her—in front of their three children. Tragically, domestic abuse is common in many homes in the Dominican Republic. Machismo, a Latin […]

date: April 13, 2017
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Drought in East Africa

Several countries in East Africa are facing drought following multiple poor rainy seasons. Rainfall dropped significantly across the Horn of Africa between October and December 2016. Three consecutive years of diminished food production and pastoral resources have decreased people’s capacity to absorb another shock. As a result, over 23 million people in this region are […]

date: April 7, 2017
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Dastin and his family in their new home

Putting life back together after Ecuador’s devastating earthquake

One year ago, an earthquake took everything from families in Ecuador—but Compassion’s church partners came alongside these families to help them start again. Six-year-old Dastin was sitting at dinner with his family in their small home. Situated on a small island on the coast of Ecuador, their home was a rickety wood structure built on […]

date: March 30, 2017
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Janet’s long walk for water

You are nine years old. You’re sleeping on the dirt floor of your family’s one-room home when a rooster’s crow awakens you. Cracking your eyes, you see it’s still dark. You get out of bed and instinctively grab the yellow water jug by the door. You begin the one-hour journey you make every morning before […]

date: March 21, 2017
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