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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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A day in the life of Compassion families in Asia

Although the countries where Compassion ministers in Asia are widely diverse, there are a few commonalities to daily life across the region, based on the economic status of the families we serve. Day-to-day routines in these communities can be quite different from those of Canadians. Here’s a peek into what many people experience. _____ The […]

date: July 6, 2018
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What my sponsor means to me

Living across the world from your sponsored child, you might find yourself asking, “Is my support really making a significant difference?” You may receive letters that don’t give a lot of detail, and you can’t see the effect your support is having firsthand. Well, let us tell you something: Your relationship with your sponsored child […]

date: July 6, 2018
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How is my sponsorship money used each month?

When our valued supporters choose to sponsor a child for $41 each month, we want them to feel confident in how their generosity is impacting a child in poverty. We often hear these two questions: How is my money used to help the child I sponsor? Where is the money going that doesn’t go to […]

date: June 28, 2018
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A young boy wearing a black shirt smiles in front of a green and white wall

The right letter at the perfect time

As a sponsor, your encouraging words mean more than you may ever know. Twice a week, staff from the Tabernáculo Bíblico Bautista Church in Majucla, El Salvador, bring meals and teaching materials in a pickup truck to the neighbouring town of Montreal, El Salvador. On one particular day, the staff found something unexpected. As soon […]

date: June 14, 2018
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Boy flexes his muscles and shows off his uniform shirt.

What are the most prized possessions of kids in poverty?

Some of them may surprise you. No matter where a child lives, we see similarities spanning across unique cultures and the diversity of the world. For the children I have met, their prized possessions are simple. They are things that mean something to their heart, to their identity. The things they value are not necessarily […]

date: June 7, 2018
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Graduates in Uganda wearing robes throw their graduation caps in the air.

When do youth graduate from Compassion sponsorship?

Sponsors often wonder when youth graduate from our sponsorship program. In North America, we typically view an 18-year-old as an adult and apply that thinking to children in other countries. It’s important to understand that children living in poverty around the world may start school later or have limited resources compared to Canadian children—which is […]

date: May 31, 2018
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A boy sits in a hospital bed wrapped in a blanket

A horrific attack by fire: one year later

11-year-old Steven was the victim of an unthinkable crime. But now he is finding slow healing through the rallying of community. Warning: This account contains disturbing details of violence. Along the riverside one Sunday afternoon, Steven’s life took a radical turn. 11-year old Steven grew up on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, in the coastal […]

date: May 24, 2018
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