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Drought in East Africa

Several countries in East Africa are facing drought following multiple poor rainy seasons. Rainfall dropped significantly across the Horn of Africa between October and December 2016. Three consecutive years of diminished food production and pastoral resources have decreased people’s capacity to absorb another shock. As a result, over 23 million people in this region are […]

date: April 7, 2017
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Putting life back together after Ecuador’s devastating earthquake

One year ago, an earthquake took everything from families in Ecuador—but Compassion’s church partners came alongside these families to help them start again. Six-year-old Dastin was sitting at dinner with his family in their small home. Situated on a small island on the coast of Ecuador, their home was a rickety wood structure built on […]

date: March 30, 2017
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Janet’s long walk for water

You are nine years old. You’re sleeping on the dirt floor of your family’s one-room home when a rooster’s crow awakens you. Cracking your eyes, you see it’s still dark. You get out of bed and instinctively grab the yellow water jug by the door. You begin the one-hour journey you make every morning before […]

date: March 21, 2017
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Making soap, bringing hope

An intervention in Burkina Faso is giving moms the tools they need to support their families. It’s still morning, but the blazing west African sun is already baking the church’s adobe walls and causing heat waves to shimmer like water above the dusty ground. In the shade of an old tree beside the church, Julienne […]

date: February 9, 2017
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Want, need, wear, read—Compassion style

During the holidays, I often get sucked down the black hole that is Pinterest. Before I know it, I’ve pinned 13 pumpkin pie recipes (I don’t even like pumpkin pie), a handful of “Elf on the Shelf” ideas (have I mentioned I don’t have kids?), and instructions for how to make your own wrapping paper […]

date: December 9, 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 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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Pushing through college, despite hardships

The streets of the Philippines are bright with jeepneys, the most common form of transportation in the country. They are buses with style, tricked out with vibrant paintings and impressive metalwork. “My father used to drive a jeepney and earn $19 a day,” says Hanazel. Twenty-one-year-old Hanazel Sarmiento is a Compassion student in her hometown […]

date: June 1, 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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A new family for seven orphans

Noemi was only one-year-old when her father passed away in an accident. She was only nine years old when her mother died of an unknown illness. Noemi is the sixth of seven siblings in the Alanoca family in Tilata, Bolivia. After their mother died two years ago, their extended family abused and abandoned them. Their […]

date: April 12, 2016
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