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A life beyond the sugarcane fields

The sun burns the back of Eliseo’s neck as he raises his machete and swings. He tosses the severed sugarcane stalk onto a pile he’s already cut, wipes the sweat from his eyes and hacks another. He’s been at it for hours but can’t rest yet. He has a family to provide for and he […]

date: June 12, 2014
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Saying no to child marriage

The thirteenth year of a girl’s life should be a time of dreams, hope and excitement. She’s somewhere between childhood and adulthood, learning to figure out life, engaging in friendships, working on her studies. It’s certainly not the time to get married. But for many girls in rural Bangladesh, this is exactly what happens. Parents […]

date: January 14, 2014
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Sparking smiles at Christmas

Last year, you put smiles on kids from Mexico to India with a special Christmas gift—and you helped children in a remote village in Ghana celebrate Christmas for the first time ever! Here’s a little peek into the smiles you sparked on Christmas.

date: October 30, 2013
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Drawn closer to Jesus

A few times a year, I get an email asking if I’m interested in speaking at a men’s meeting or preaching at a church on a Sunday morning. It’s a great privilege and one I take very seriously, especially when I’m asked to talk about Compassion’s ministry. I’ve learned a lot through my experiences to date, but I picked up on this fairly […]

date: October 23, 2013
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Finding true love in a place of war

It’s my first time on African soil, but I feel strangely at home. Maybe it’s because home is where the heart is, and part of my heart is etched here in pen and ink. I’ve been writing to my sponsored child in Uganda for the last five years, and I’m eager to experience a piece […]

date: October 14, 2013
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The first Christmas in Adukram

In the bigger cities of Ghana in West Africa, December buzzes with action. Families decorate trees in their courtyards with lights; carols are heard in all the busses and shops. People greet one another with “Afishiapa”—Merry Christmas. Children wait eagerly for gifts of new clothes and for feasts including their favourites—sodas and chicken. And churches […]

date: October 9, 2013
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How does Compassion help girls through the challenges they face?

Just like boys in Compassion’s sponsorship program, girls in the developing world face enormous challenges in rising out of poverty. But the types of problems girls face are sometimes quite different from boys. One of the largest challenges girls face is early pregnancy. In many of the communities where we minister, girls have their first […]

date: October 7, 2013
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How does Compassion help boys through the challenges they face?

The children in Compassion’s sponsorship program face a lot of problems that are hard to imagine—things like abuse, pressure to drop out of school, and pressure to give up on their future. There are some challenges that are especially a threat for boys. Despite the great diversity in the daily lives of boys living in […]

date: October 4, 2013
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Sandiele: from student to teacher

It’s no surprise that Sandiele grew up to be an English teacher. In 2006 she said she wanted to be a teacher, probably English, because she was fascinated with a world beyond her own. Sandiele’s curiosity with other cultures was nurtured by Compassion, and the teachers at her project made an impact on her. Sandiele […]

date: October 3, 2013
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Does sponsorship encourage paternalism and dependency?

We’ve been exploring whether or not sponsorship is ethical or exploitive. One concern some have is whether sponsorship reinforces a paternalistic relationship with Low and Middle Income Countries and creates dependency in children. What is paternalism? When many people talk about paternalism in aid, they mean a top-down approach to helping others: those with the resources […]

date: September 24, 2013
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