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A girl stands with her arms crossed wearing a black shirt and safety glasses, with a pen behind her ear

Take that, sexism! The girl carpenters of Guatemala

Guatemala has a rich history of beautiful traditions, people, landscapes and cultures. But like many places in the world, there is a history of injustice. Here, in the village of Huehuetenango, lingers a dark cloud of violent discrimination and misogyny. But one church is fighting that—with carpentry. ____ Guatemala has the third highest rate of […]

date: December 6, 2018
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A collage of three kids featured in this post. On the left is Alondra, holding a tennis racquet and carrying a blue backpack. In the middle is Hector, wearing a green paint smock and working on a painting. On the right is Nazareth, who sits with her back against a tree with an open notebook on her lap.

These outstanding kids are defying poverty and winning awards

Being a kid isn’t easy. Between making friends, doing chores and homework—not to mention answering all those adults who keep asking you what you want to be when you grow up—there is a lot going on in the world of a child. Now add extreme poverty to that mix, and life becomes all the more […]

date: November 1, 2018
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A tutor, Debora, helps a young boy, her student, with a letter he is composing in his notebook.

Behind the scenes of child letters

Do you ever wonder when and where the child you sponsor writes their letters to you? Why their letters are form letters or sometimes sound repetitive? What kind of information they like to hear from you? We went straight to the source and asked the most common questions about child letters to the people who help […]

date: October 25, 2018
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The unexpected way men are combatting period poverty in Uganda

Men working at sewing machines may seem like an unconventional picture—even more so when you realize they are sewing reusable feminine hygiene products! But for several men in Mulatsi, Uganda, this is a regular practice that is strengthening their community, generating income and empowering their daughters. Period poverty refers to the lack of access to […]

date: September 25, 2018
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A girl in a brown sweater holds a black kitten while smiling.

What I love most at my Compassion Centre

What would it be like to be a fly on the wall at Compassion-assisted child development centres across the globe? What would be the activities, the lessons and the moments that make a child’s face light up—eyes bright and smile wide? What are the experiences that ignite excitement in the heart of a child? We […]

date: September 13, 2018
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#SponsorSelfieDay is September 15: Join the Global Movement!

Join the Global Movement of Passionate Sponsors  #SponsorSelfieDay is a way to use social media for good. It’s a way to transform a selfie into something that can ignite compassion in others, so they might also help children in extreme poverty. When you share about the special relationship you have with the child you sponsor, […]

date: September 4, 2018
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A woman sits on the ground in front of a brick house with a red door and red curtain with one hand on the door. She is missing both legs and part of one arm.

Born with limb difference, this is how Grace lives without limits

When I was born, my family and relatives thought I was a curse. They tried to convince my mother to stop breastfeeding me so that I would die of hunger. They said that nothing like this had ever happened in their clan before and that as soon as I was born even the livestock started […]

date: August 30, 2018
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This remarkable 15-year-old stopped her own wedding

15-year-old Ratna is a bright and social young woman from rural Bangladesh. But on March 2, 2018, her freedom was almost stolen from her. That day, she almost became part of the 22 per cent of girls in Bangladesh (UNICEF) who are married by age 15—until she bravely decided to speak up for herself. It […]

date: August 16, 2018
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Sienna sits in her bedroom, drawing a picture to accompany a letter to her Compassion child, Praise.

Struggle no more: Letter writing made easy!

Your letter writing struggles solved—and letter templates for you to copy! One of the most unique and beautiful parts of child sponsorship is the opportunity to build a relationship with the child you sponsor through letter writing. But many sponsors find it difficult to write for a wide variety of reasons. It can be hard […]

date: August 2, 2018
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Displaced by war, these families have found new hope

How sponsorship is preventing the exploitation of vulnerable ethnic minorities displaced by war through citizenship. Eleven-year-old Thidarat from Thailand is afraid of two things: Snakes—not surprising, given that she lives near the homeland of the Burmese python—and war. She lives in a peaceful village on the border of Myanmar, but the memory of war still […]

date: July 6, 2018
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