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The significance of the first birthday

A baby’s first birthday should be a joyful time for the whole family, with cake and presents and laughter. But for an abandoned young Pocomchi mom living in one of the poorest regions of Guatemala, it would prove to be an uphill battle for her baby to even survive his first year of life. Olga […]

date: September 20, 2016
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The eighth child lived*

*This is an update on a story previously published by Compassion Canada in 2011. Hadija lay unconscious in her hospital bed. She had bled too much, for too long. Her baby, her sixth child, was dead. Her husband, Mwambu, looked on in despair. “Leave her. This woman is already dead,” his mother told him, pulling […]

date: July 31, 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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Saving Santos

Juana, her husband, Miguel and their three young sons live in Totonicapán, or Toto, as the locals call the lush, forested province in western Guatemala. Juana is a housewife and Miguel is a farmer. He earns around $8 CAD per day but usually only finds work three to five days a week. It’s barely enough for this […]

date: April 28, 2016
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Spend a day with a Child Survival Program Implementer

Meet Ann. Ann is an implementer for Compassion’s Child Survival Program in the Philippines. She works directly with the moms and babies registered at our local church partner in the community of Karuhatan in Metro Manila. Ann and fellow implementer Irma set out on foot to visit the homes of families registered in the program. They travel […]

date: November 14, 2015
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Glory and poverty

I look out the bus and to my left, I see the ocean flash its shades of turquoise and blue. On my right, lush, green hills. Glory. Absolute, beautiful glory. I imagine the Garden of Eden couldn’t have looked much different than Haiti. Then the pristine landscape is interrupted by shacks and dirt. Mounds of […]

date: October 8, 2015
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A peek into Child Survival Programs around the world

At Compassion, our goal is to help children develop in every area of their life—and that means starting before birth. That’s why our church partners work alongside parents and caregivers through the Child Survival Program, tailoring the program to meet specific needs in their community. Here are just a few activities happening in Child Survival Programs around the globe. […]

date: September 23, 2015
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Supporting single dads

Most of the caregivers in Compassion’s Child Survival Program are mothers, but Compassion also comes alongside fathers who are raising their children alone.    “I want to be a father and a mother for my children. I will take this responsibility for as long as I live in the world,” says Lerry. Lerry is the […]

date: June 17, 2015
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Why does Compassion help teen moms?

You might notice that many of the moms Compassion helps through the Child Survival Program are young. That’s because teenage mothers are some of the most in need around the world: Teenage mothers are at greater risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes. In fact, it’s the second highest cause of death for girls between 15 […]

date: May 7, 2015
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Prayer for moms

At Compassion, we believe that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). We also know that, though we give our best efforts to serve this ministry, we need God’s blessing and His Spirit’s guidance. That’s why prayer is so important to Compassion’s ministry (and why we have an army of […]

date: May 3, 2015
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