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She who hungers: Why global hunger hits women and girls worse
Beaded sweat dripping down her brow, Fransciska breathes deep the dusty air kicked up from her worn sandals. Her sombre one-year-old rests his cheek against her jutted shoulder blade. She carries the weight of his hungry body in a green cloth kanga carrier wrapped around her torso. The weight of her precious baby takes a toll on her tired body during today’s 15-kilometre.
But it is nothing compared to the weight of the world she bears each day, fighting to provide for her six hungry children.
Sponsorship basics: What happens when my Compassion child graduates or leaves the program?
When your sponsor child graduates or leaves Compassion’s program, it is a significant moment in your sponsorship journey. It may stir up emotions or raise questions, all of which are important. This blog is your guide to navigating what may arise at the end of your sponsorship journey with a Compassion child. When it comes […]
Mercy lives: HIV-positive mom finds hope in community amidst stigma
38 million. It’s the number that represents the total population of Canada today. It’s also the number of people who were living with HIV by the end of 2021, according to World Health Organization. This astronomical number is a significant increase from 30.8 million in 2010. 36.7 million of those affected in 2021 were adults […]
Mattress maker hems a future free from poverty for her children
When a friend first took Yenny’s second son, Geremy, to the local Compassion centre to be registered in the Survival program, Yenny knew his life would change forever. But what she didn’t realize was that her life was about to change, too. Yenny first heard about Compassion’s Survival program at her local church when she […]
24 powerful Bible verses for Christmas cards
The Bible is filled with good news, encouragement and edification. The word of God is alive and powerful, transforming our hearts, renewing our minds, igniting our hope and strengthening our faith. There’s so much power in praying the scriptures because it means we are praying with the heart, mind and will of God Himself. And […]
Teen girls participate in staged bridal shoots to protest child marriage
Note: This content includes photos from staged bridal photoshoots to raise awareness against child marriage. The photoshoots were conducted with parental permission and the girls in these images are not actual child brides. ____ Tisha gazes blankly at the camera with kohl-lined eyes. She is veiled in silken red fabric and festooned with golden jewelry. […]
How literacy training is creating brighter futures for Compassion kids
Imagine for a moment not having the ability to experience the joy of reading a good book, a letter from someone you love or even your Bible. Take it a step further and imagine not being able to read a road sign, a restaurant menu, a voting ballot or the recipe for that meal you’ve […]
5 South American grandparents share words of wisdom with their grandchildren
In South America, it’s common to find children raised by their grandparents. It could be because parents are working in another city, have migrated to another country, passed away or decided to abandon their children. Yet, despite the challenges, grandparents do their best to care for their grandchildren and inspire wisdom and faith in them […]
8 people who play a key role in releasing a child from poverty
As a Compassion sponsor, you play a crucial role in releasing a child from poverty in Jesus’ name. You help ensure a child has the tools they need to thrive, as part of Compassion’s child sponsorship program. But as you might guess, there are so many people involved in a child’s development. As they say, […]
Is sponsorship a band-aid solution to helping kids in poverty?
Our mission at Compassion is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Maybe you’ve heard this and asked what exactly does that mean? Releasing kids from poverty—that is easier said than done! And doing it in Jesus’ name? That is a big claim, you might think. And we would say yes, you are right! […]