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We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Collins Bugingo, a former Compassion sponsored child who completed his PhD in Plant Science and Plant Pathology last year. We invited Collins to share his unique perspective on food security—as someone who has experienced food insecurity, studied it and is now working to address it.* Food […]
Jean is a graduate of Compassion’s program in Haiti, and now lives in Canada. Our team had the opportunity to spend some time with him to hear his story… Jean was born in Trouin, Haiti. Many families, including his own, lived in poverty. “There was no safe drinking water (potable water), no electricity, no […]
On July 13, a small group of Compassion sponsors were part of a first-of-its-kind Compassion Canada virtual event. They had the opportunity to join Compassion alumna Ria on a virtual visit to her former Compassion centre, hear more about the impact of sponsorship, and listen in as Ria was reunited with several important people in […]
Each of our lives is one story comprised of many. The stories of our families, the stories of our communities, the stories of our circumstances and perhaps most importantly, the stories whispered to our hearts. It is those stories, the quiet and unrelenting narratives, that can have the biggest influence on our lives. Eric’s life […]
My name is Ria. I was born and raised in Baguio City, Philippines and I am a proud Compassion alumna. God has been faithful in my life and I am now able to give back as staff at Compassion Canada and as the sponsor of Roger, who is from the same Compassion centre where I […]
Liz’s childhood Hunger. Violence. Drugs. Robberies. Gangs. This was the childhood community Liz recalls growing up in at only six years old. As a little girl on her way to school, she would often have to walk past a street commonly known as “Smoke Alley” because of the grey, eye-watering haze that surrounded the area. […]
The slums of Nairobi, Kenya are a hard place to grow up in. Owen knows this firsthand. As a child, he lived in the slums with his two siblings and his mother. Their daily lives were made heavy by the financial constraints of living on $5-$10 per month. Every day, Owen woke up with […]
Christian was at a church service when he received a phone call that would change his life. Fifteen missed phone calls, to be exact. “I was in church when I realized I had 15 missed calls,” Christian shares. “My phone had been on silent mode. When I stepped out of the service to call […]
These inspiring individuals have been released from poverty into lives of promise and purpose.
This trip was eye-opening, heart-breaking, mission-inspiring and partnership-affirming.