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An Indian girl holds a letter up to show the camera. She smiles and leans against a blue wall

How do you say goodbye to a child you never met?

On my desk, there’s a picture of a family in Togo, a small country in West Africa. In that picture, a man and woman stand in front of a home with their four children gathered around them. But there should be five children. Akouvi is missing from the photo. I began sponsoring her when she […]

date: March 10, 2017
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Sambhaji writing to Ranjith who attends the Compassion program in India

We’re losing our friend, a part of our family.

Malnutrition so ravaged his little mind that the seizures began. His mother—out of food and out of options, but full of love—wrapped him in a blanket and kissed him one last time. She saved his life. She placed him outside a police station and waited. She hoped. Maybe she even prayed to one or many gods—that […]

date: March 4, 2017
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Boys run soccer drills on a soccer field as their coach looks on.

Stopping the sex trade in Thailand—with soccer

For hours on end, you can find young boys crowded around sleek, flat-screen monitors in Thailand’s ubiquitous “game parlours.” In the Kampang Ngam slum in the northern city of Chiang Mai, these stores are often filled with children lured in from the slum with the game parlours’ easy access and low cost. The brightly lit […]

date: February 23, 2017
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Aklobessi, a four year-old girl living in Togo, looks at the camera as she sits on a bench in a Compassion Centre. She's wearing a

Trapped in a voodoo temple

After Aklobessi was kidnapped and taken to a temple to serve in voodoo rituals, Compassion centre staff fought for her freedom for a year.  It happened at night. Aklobessi, a sweet four-year-old girl, was home alone. The priestess of the nearby voodoo temple believed she was told by the spirits that Aklobessi belonged to them. […]

date: February 16, 2017
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Leticia Judith Ochoa Contreras, adult woman, wearing a pink shirt stands in front of a group of boys and girls, teenagers, youth, teens, in a classroom, class, as a youth leader at church and the center, as a mentor and posing in a class portrait with her students behind her sitting at their desks, mentoring.

Bringing hope to the abused

This graduate of Compassion’s Leadership Development Program was barely even able to attend school as a girl. But now she is working as a prosecutor to defend abused women and children. Standing in the doorway to her office, Leticia Ochoa Contreras greets you with confidence and a beaming smile. This successful woman is a lawyer, […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Close-up of adult women and their hands, forming and molding, rolling and washing, cleaning, scrubbing their hands using the soap they have made in class, learning valuable vocational and educational skills.

Making soap, bringing hope

An intervention in Burkina Faso is giving moms the tools they need to support their families. It’s still morning, but the blazing west African sun is already baking the church’s adobe walls and causing heat waves to shimmer like water above the dusty ground. In the shade of an old tree beside the church, Julienne […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Celebrating Compassion Graduates

As sponsors, we all wonder what difference our support is making. The answer is: a big difference! Sponsorship gives children the chance to pave a path out of the cycle of poverty—and to offer that chance to others as well. Here’s what just a few Compassion graduates are up to today. The firefighter Jonathan lives […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Mukeshimana and her son sit by a sewing machine. She is preparing to tailor a garment.

From poverty to prosperity

A family in northern Rwanda has gone from extreme privation to abundance thanks to God’s work through the Child Survival Program. The hills of northern Rwanda, where the village of Bukane sits, feel like paradise. The hills are carpeted in green, and numerous waterfalls cascade down rocky cliffs. Through the mist, the double peaks of […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Jeric and his mother stand in front of their home in the Philippines. They are both smiling at the camera

Doing for others what God has done for him

This Compassion graduate is serving the government of the Philippines to empower impoverished communities. His goal is to do for others what God and Compassion have done for him. At only 24 years old, Jeric Ryan Belargo of the Philippines has helped over 1,000 Filipino families to learn job skills and gain employment. And he’s […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Boys and girls in bright coloured jackets and clothing jump and smile. The sky behind them is cloudy.

Why do the poor have large families?

At Compassion we believe that every child is a joy and a blessing. We know from the psalmist that “children are a gift from the Lord.” Families come in all sizes—some are small and some are large. But there’s one question we sometimes hear from those living in Western cultures: when income is scarce and […]

date: January 23, 2017
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