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Estella poses with a heart pinata she made

Meet the girl who’s making piñatas to overcome poverty

In this story: How to fight poverty through entrepreneurship Ways the local church helps overcome physical and spiritual hunger How creativity can lift families from poverty ____ Pinks, reds, oranges and blues—these are the bold and beautiful colours that crowded young Estrella’s head years ago as she sat on her bedroom floor sketching out piñata […]

date: August 15, 2019
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A young Thai girl in a green top holds a baby goat on top of a large boulder.

Do my Gifts of Compassion really make a difference?

It’s the middle of summer, so you’re probably not thinking about Christmas carols and snow softly falling outside your window. However, even though the taste of peppermint hot chocolate isn’t on your lips, think back to Christmas with us for a moment. Shopping for the perfect gifts is a large part of the Christmas season. […]

date: August 1, 2019
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A young Filipino boy sits on the floor of his home. His legs are straight out in front of him and his head leans on his arm. He is wearing a blue t-shirt.

Do unsponsored children still receive support?

When choosing a child to sponsor, you might notice that their child profile tells you about their school situation and what kinds of activities they enjoy at their Compassion child development centre. We know what you’re thinking. Why are they already in school and attending the Compassion centre if they aren’t sponsored yet? That’s a […]

date: July 4, 2019
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Urgent prayers needed: Super Typhoon Mangkhut

UPDATE, October 3 Praise God, none of Compassion’s church partners were damaged in the typhoon. Eight of the churches had to limit their programs immediately following the program, but are resuming normal activity. Forty-eight beneficiaries were impacted by the storm. Some were temporarily dislocated, while others’ homes were damaged. Praise God, no Compassion beneficiaries or […]

date: September 14, 2018
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5 men in front of Victory Outreach Church

Being the Church in the aftermath of war

A decades-long conflict between Joseph Kony’s guerrilla group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and the Ugandan government left horrifying devastation in its wake: the forced displacement of millions of people, mass looting of property, the abduction of boys to become child soldiers, the abduction of girls to become sex slaves and the deaths of close […]

date: August 9, 2018
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Patanree sits cross legged on the ground with her toys, looking at the camera as the sun beams into their hoe. Her mom sits behind her smiling at her.

For Patnaree, there was no time to waste

The birth of a child should be met with joy, not fear. But when Patnaree entered the world with a stomach deformity, her mother Chernaypaw was terrified. How could she possibly access the medical treatment Patnaree so desperately required? The lead up to the birth of her third child was filled with uncertainty for Chernaypaw. During […]

date: July 16, 2018
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A man stands in a freshly tilled field, a garden hoe resting on his shoulder.

10 super Father’s Day gifts for the hero in your dad

Provider. Protector. Hero. There are a lot of titles you can give the dads in your life. This Father’s Day, honour the man in your life who’s always been your hero by letting him be a hero to children in poverty too! Here are 10 Father’s Day gifts (and some bonus gifts) for every kind […]

date: June 8, 2017
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Dastin and his family in their new home

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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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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The impact of a water filter

It’s only 2:00 a.m., but 11-year-old Yelekal is awake. He rubs sleep from his eyes and slips into his sandals before grabbing two empty jerry cans and quietly heading out the door. Yelekal unties the family’s donkey and straps the jerry cans to his saddle so they’re balanced on either side of the donkey. Then […]

date: March 20, 2015
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