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The earthquake in Haiti: Snapshots of one boy’s story

Erickson is a 15-year-old boy from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Before the earthquake, his dad didn’t have a job, so his mom, Kerline, supported him and his siblings by selling second-hand clothes. Erickson and his sisters practice math on the side of their home before the earthquake. Life was hard enough. Then the earthquake hit. Erickson and […]

date: January 16, 2015
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Five years later

Compassion’s continuing relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are providing lasting help for children and their families.  I’ll never forget that Tuesday, even though I was thousands of miles away. I had traveled to Haiti the year before and was enchanted. I loved the round, rolling words of Haitian Creole and the buttery […]

date: January 15, 2015
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Rebuilding Haiti with small businesses

In the devastating earthquake in Haiti five years ago, people lost not only their homes but also their means to earn an income. With nothing left, many were unable to provide daily food for their families. Using $1 million of donations to our Haiti Disaster Relief Fund, Compassion worked with local churches to provide small […]

date: January 14, 2015
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Haiti five years later: Thoughts from our president

Five years ago, Compassion Canada’s President and CEO, Barry Slauenwhite, had just arrived in Haiti to lead a group of Canadian pastors when the earthquake struck. He witnessed the devastation firsthand, but on several follow-up trips to Haiti, Slauenwhite has also seen the progress that has been made. Here are some of his thoughts on […]

date: January 12, 2015
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Why give an animal this Christmas?

You might have seen some furry or feathery creatures in this year’s Gifts of Compassion gift guide. Have you ever wondered how we decide what animals to include? Well the answer is we don’t—the local churches we partner with do. Compassion partners with local churches in the developing world to respond to the needs of individual […]

date: December 5, 2014
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Empowering local communities to protect their resources

Compassion is focused on holistic child development—we help children grow into adults who are able to identify the problems around them and are empowered to take action. Part of that education is teaching children about the importance of being good stewards of the land around them. The places where Compassion works can be the most […]

date: November 21, 2014
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Creative classrooms

Education plays a key role in helping children break free from poverty. It teaches children about the world around them. It gives them options to change it. But sitting in a classroom all day is boring. That’s why Compassion takes a creative approach to learning. Education is as diverse as the children we work with, […]

date: July 8, 2014
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Do the Response programs really work?

Compassion’s ministry gives children, parents and young adults the chance to be freed from poverty in every sense as they’re developed in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ. But sometimes there are needs that go beyond what can […]

date: April 8, 2014
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A drink of clean water

Most of India’s rural population does not have access to safe water and sanitation. The World Bank estimates 21 per cent of communicable diseases in India are from using unsafe water. Diarrhea claims more than 1600 lives each day. Illiteracy and lack of knowledge about basic hygiene continue to affect the health of children and […]

date: March 21, 2014
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Toilet Talk

Let’s take a moment to talk about…toilets. Yes, potty talk is usually discouraged. But we’re going to break the rules for a moment because as awkward as it is to talk about them, toilets are important. In many communities where Compassion works, there aren’t many toilets. Doing your business out in the open is normal. […]

date: November 19, 2013
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