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An agent of change in a dangerous community

Chamelecón isn’t a safe place to grow up. In 2004, this suburb of San Pedro Sula in Honduras gained the attention of the world when the M-13 gang killed 28 and injured 28 more. Shootings, extortion and gang threats plague the families who live here daily. Chamelecón is one of the poorest cities in the […]

date: August 16, 2016
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Shoemaking for the future

Enoch is the kind of kid every parent would want to have. He has not let the poverty of his village or the challenges his family has faced define his destiny. Many would have given up hope, but Enoch has a strong desire and drive for his future. Eighteen-year-old Enoch grew up in the rolling […]

date: July 29, 2016
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Fuel to endure

Eight-year-old Mariam climbs on a stack of white sacks containing charcoal and begins to sing. “This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made,” she belts out. A group of children gathers around her. There’s a 5- or 6-year-old girl carrying her infant brother on her back, a boy with sores […]

date: July 27, 2016
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Baking for the future

When Walberto was young, instead of spending his days playing, his mom kept him and his sister locked up at home while she drank all day. They were malnourished and mistreated. Walberto and his sister didn’t dream of what might be. Life was survival. They lost hope of better times. In Nicaragua, one of the […]

date: July 15, 2016
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Pushing through college, despite hardships

The streets of the Philippines are bright with jeepneys, the most common form of transportation in the country. They are buses with style, tricked out with vibrant paintings and impressive metalwork. “My father used to drive a jeepney and earn $19 a day,” says Hanazel. Twenty-one-year-old Hanazel Sarmiento is a Compassion student in her hometown […]

date: June 1, 2016
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Hope in a leper colony

These young ladies are your average group of students, hanging out and doing homework together. If you look at the smiles on their faces, you’d never guess what type of community they live in. 30 years ago the government set aside this parcel of land and people from all over India started moving in. It’s a leper colony. The older generations […]

date: April 25, 2016
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A new family for seven orphans

Noemi was only one-year-old when her father passed away in an accident. She was only nine years old when her mother died of an unknown illness. Noemi is the sixth of seven siblings in the Alanoca family in Tilata, Bolivia. After their mother died two years ago, their extended family abused and abandoned them. Their […]

date: April 12, 2016
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Life to the full

In a small town in La Paz, El Salvador, lives a 7-year-old boy named Cruz. He is friendly and outgoing. He loves laughing, snuggling with his mom and listening to Bible stories at his Compassion centre. He also has terminal cancer. Cruz was a strong and healthy child. But in December 2012, he started to […]

date: March 12, 2016
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How Canadian sponsors changed a family’s life

Do you ever wonder how big of an impact your sponsorship is having on your Compassion child? You learn a little from your child’s letters, but it can be hard to know what their life would have been like without your support. Lini Sopoco and her husband, Gil, have been sponsoring Diana in Uganda since […]

date: March 9, 2016
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Advocating for children—a family affair

When Carol Wilson went on an Exposure trip to Nicaragua to meet her sponsored child, it didn’t just change her life—it changed her entire family! Carol: I first sponsored a child with Compassion in 2005. I was drawn to Compassion because I had come to believe that it was vital for children to hear the […]

date: March 2, 2016
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