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A young man from Tanzania holds up a pair of white shoes that he's made.

Does child sponsorship empower youth to get jobs?

How our supporters are helping students reach their God-given potential through educational opportunities Through child sponsorship, children in Compassion’s program are developed in so many ways—physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually. But does sponsorship actually equip children to get jobs once they graduate? As we have developed our program over the years, we have moved to […]

date: May 18, 2018
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Two young girls, teens, teenagers stand outside the project with their arms around each other, hugging as they smile for the camera. They are both wearing the blue dress project uniform.

Suffering in silence: the menstruation taboo

Allowing girls to live with confidence and dignity This International Women’s Day, let’s talk about something we don’t usually talk about: menstruation. Every day, more than 800 million women between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating. And yet monthly menstruation is a globally stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. It’s a […]

date: March 8, 2018
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A girl holds open two curtains. Looking through it and smiling.

How can churches respond to hunger in a sustainable way?

Families facing hunger in the aftermath of drought are getting relief and long-term solutions thanks to our church partners. Flora Karisa, 13, wakes just as the sun rises, the pink sky barely visible through the palm trees towering outside her window. Flora cautiously moves about the tiny room where her five siblings and mother, Zawadi, […]

date: January 9, 2018
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Faces of Dignity—why people in poverty don’t want handouts

One thing we all share in common as humanity is a God-given desire to contribute to the world at large and God-given abilities to do so. That’s why most people living in extreme poverty don’t want a handout—they want a sustainable way to provide for themselves and their families. They want the pride of hard […]

date: December 6, 2017
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A young Thai boy crouches beside a brown and white goat.

3 ways goats grant hope to this abandoned boy

Before his mom died, Natthanon’s life was OK. They were poor, but he had the love of a mother and the stability of a father. But after his mom passed away, things changed for Natthanon and his little brother, Akradech. Their dad started drinking; started doing drugs. Sometimes he wouldn’t come home at night. Eventually, […]

date: November 15, 2017
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11 beautiful photos of “tiny homes” around the world

The “tiny home” movement is sweeping North America—many people are beginning to embrace a simpler way of life, moving to homes that count their square footage in the hundreds rather than the thousands. They realize that happiness can be achieved with far less than they might have originally thought. But tiny homes are nothing new. […]

date: November 3, 2017
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Haiti after Hurricane Matthew—one year later

In the past weeks, we’ve been seeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. Many of you have responded with compassion, just as you did nearly one year ago when Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, blew through Haiti, taking approximately 1,000 lives and causing $2 billion in damage. Your compassion restored lives After […]

date: September 14, 2017
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15 Extraordinary Journeys to School

Growing up, do you remember hearing your great grandpa say, “When I was a kid, I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways!” Around the world, children today still face great obstacles to get to school. As children in Canada are getting ready for another school year, here’s a […]

date: August 31, 2017
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The church: The heartbeat of the community

How churches in Togo are bringing deep change to their communities The first thing you notice in Togo is the heat. On the day our team visited Kita’s home, it was 40.5 degrees. The second thing you notice is the order. In West Africa, a region known for its boisterous and outgoing cultures, Togo is […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Country highlights from our African partners

God is doing amazing things around the world through the dedicated work of our church partners. Take a look at just a few of the amazing stories from our African partners.  Togo: No child deaths by malaria! Each year in the community of Amlamé, a town in southern Togo, malaria kills 60 of the community’s children, […]

date: July 23, 2017
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