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A diary of clean water: My memories of when clean water changed everything
Meet Egodine. This eight-year-old girl lives in a small community in northwestern Burkina Faso, where the sky is expansive, the dirt is deep red dust and the horizon is punctuated by vegetation that can weather the dry seasons. Egodine loves where she lives—it’s her home. But her small community does not have a clean water […]
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.
How to talk to kids about the global food crisis
The news can be scary for kids (and grown-ups too)! With so much brokenness in the world, it’s tempting to want to shield our children. Many of us wonder how to make our children aware of complex issues like the global food crisis. Heavy conversations can be intimidating. Right now, a global food crisis is […]
WATCH: How can Christians respond to a crisis?
All of us are affected by rising costs of living as well as complications from recent world events. But some regions of the world have been harder hit than others. Haiti has experienced devastating earthquakes, political unrest and a deepening food crisis. Canadians have reached out with compassion to help. But have you ever wondered […]
How to pray for the global food crisis
2022 has been a year of an unparalleled global food crisis. According to the World Food Program, as many as 828 million people go to bed hungry every night. The number of those facing severe food insecurity continues to rise as countries teeter on the brink of famine. And for people already living in poverty, […]
Gifts that make a difference: 6 high impact Gifts of Compassion
Looking for gifts that make a difference? The Gifts of Compassion gift guide is for you! As desperate needs continue to persist around the world, especially amidst a global food crisis, choosing gifts that make a difference matters more than ever. Your generosity is key to the fight against poverty and hunger. With so many […]
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 […]
5 girls in tech breaking free from poverty
Women and girls in tech fields unfortunately still face many barriers to equal opportunity. This is especially true for girls living in poverty. For many girls around the world, just being in school at all is a challenge, let alone studying in a field where they face significant barriers and lack representation. Globally, approximately 129 […]
What happens when you give to Gifts of Compassion
Accompanying some gifts in our Gifts of Compassion gift guide, you’ll notice a note that indicates that your gift will go towards a fund, such as the Income Generation Fund or Safety and Stability Fund, while other gifts have a progress bar on them. What does that mean? We’re here to tell you! Two types […]
The global food crisis needs our response for the sake of children
Big brown eyes blink up at Thamilselvi as they ask, “Why can’t we have chicken, amma?” “Why is there no milk in my tea, amma?” “Why can’t I have a biscuit, amma?” Thamilselvi doesn’t have the answers to her children’s questions. The truth is that hunger has changed everything in their home. “When they keep […]