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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 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, […]
Hit by a truck: tragedy to transformation
When night falls and Isabela slips into sleep, she can feel her two feet touching the ground. In her dreams, she can run fast. In her dreams, she can jump and catch butterflies and enjoy her favourite games with her friends. But when the 11-year-old wakes up, her reality is different. Something is missing. Isabela’s […]
Part of our story: Haiti update
I’ll let you in on a secret: this is a part of our story. Unforgettable. Life-altering. Traumatic. These are words that describe August 14, 2021 for the country of Haiti. 650,000 Haitians were thrust into a humanitarian crisis—260,000 of whom are children—due to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that is now known as the world’s deadliest […]
Part One: Protecting what matters
Of all the work we do for and with children, there is a substantial argument that child protection is one of the most important parts of our program. Why is this? Because a child that is not protected is a child who is vulnerable to suffering and loss. The efforts we make to give them […]
Part Two: Child protection in action
Warning: This content includes mention of abuse. We recommend you read with discretion. When we say children matter, we mean it. Our local church partners all around the world are committed to empowering, educating and establishing the necessary systems to ensure that every child can develop into their God-given potential. And that’s why prioritizing the […]
4 answers on exactly where your money goes when you sponsor a child
Have you ever wondered what happens to your money when you decide to sponsor a child? Or have you been sponsoring a child for years and were always curious about exactly where your money goes and what it’s doing? Well, continue to read on and learn about how sponsorship makes a practical difference for children […]
How local churches are setting girls free from FGM in Jesus’ name!
Warning: This content includes mention of abuse and sexual violence against girls. We recommend you read with discretion. Everything changed when Florence turned 12. Instead of a birthday party or a sentimental mother-daughter ceremony to celebrate her transition from childhood to becoming a young lady, Florence’s family received a marriage offer and a bride price. […]
There’s a new gift on the block: Child Protection Workshops
When the Gifts of Compassion gift guide lands in your hands, there are some gifts that you probably know will be waiting within its pages. That is because they are effective in helping children and families overcome poverty! But maybe this year you are interested in something new. If that is the case, consider the […]
A full heart: A local church’s support remains steady through COVID-19
Luis’ smile is one that lights up the whole room. When he was just three years old, Luis was registered at the Compassion centre in his community in Colombia. Now eight years old, his joy is infectious and his warm disposition is loved by all at the Compassion centre. As much as Luis is loved, […]