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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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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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