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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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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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Jeric and his mother stand in front of their home in the Philippines. They are both smiling at the camera

Doing for others what God has done for him

This Compassion graduate is serving the government of the Philippines to empower impoverished communities. His goal is to do for others what God and Compassion have done for him. At only 24 years old, Jeric Ryan Belargo of the Philippines has helped over 1,000 Filipino families to learn job skills and gain employment. And he’s […]

date: February 9, 2017
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A child in a red shire and pants, stands in line with number of women. The women are wearing vibrantly patterned dresses and standing close together, back to front

Food shortage in Ethiopia – prayer and provision

A drought has increased the needs of already struggling families in Ethiopia. But for sponsored children, like 9-year-old Blen Ashenati, food scarcity in the region has not had devastating effects. That’s because the local church partners who run Compassion’s program in Ethiopia recognized the need and are responding by supplying extra food to families like […]

date: January 19, 2017
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9 ways you’ll make a difference to your sponsored child in 2017

By sponsoring a child with Compassion in 2017, you’ll make an incredible difference. You’ll bring stability and security to a child living in the vulnerability of poverty. From all of us at Compassion, thank you. Your support will help your sponsored child to be: 1. Educated Depending on where your sponsored child lives, part of your […]

date: January 3, 2017
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Why do Compassion centres close?

You started sponsoring little Jessica three years ago. You picked her because of her mischievous grin and her pigtails. You’ve been writing letters back and forth and are slowly starting to feel like you’re getting a glimpse into her world and what her daily life is like. You’re praying for her, and you find you’ve […]

date: November 8, 2016
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10 of the bravest girls you’ll ever meet

Ten courageous girls living in Kenya talk openly about their lives and the joys and struggles facing all girls, everywhere. From child marriage to education, female circumcision to the definition of beauty, their stories and images are a testament to the resilience, strength and the courage of girls living in poverty. These girls are like […]

date: October 27, 2016
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A stunning glimpse into the life of a mom in poverty

Walking down the dirt roads on the outskirts of Malindi, Kenya, the breeze sometimes carries on it the distinct scent of the ocean, from which many people here earn their living as fishermen. While the men go out to fish, many of the women have turned to breaking coral into rocks to earn a living. […]

date: October 18, 2016
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A family for an orphan

A tragedy at infancy plunged Mutabazi into a life as an orphan filled with uncertainty and fear. “I learned that my mother died two months after I was born and shortly after my father was poisoned by a neighbour,” says Mutabazi. This unimaginable crime changed the course of Mutabazi’s life and that of his three elder […]

date: October 4, 2016
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