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The Church: the most powerful force against poverty

On the edges of cosmopolitan Mexico City, sits a small community where most homes are made of cinder blocks or other makeshift materials. A young mother, Teresa, stands at her door—a tattered cloth that hangs over the opening of her home. A four-month-old baby sits on her hip, and a seven-year-old stands by her side.  Shortly […]

date: January 24, 2019
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Seeds of hope

Filadelfo simply wants to provide for his family. But with seven children to feed, it’s a struggle for this dad in Honduras just to keep his family together. “Our 17-year-old son crossed the Mexican border last year,” he shares. “It was a heartbreaking decision for us to let him go, but we had no choice.” […]

date: January 22, 2019
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A girl stands with her arms crossed wearing a black shirt and safety glasses, with a pen behind her ear

Take that, sexism! The girl carpenters of Guatemala

Guatemala has a rich history of beautiful traditions, people, landscapes and cultures. But like many places in the world, there is a history of injustice. Here, in the village of Huehuetenango, lingers a dark cloud of violent discrimination and misogyny. But one church is fighting that—with carpentry. ____ Guatemala has the third highest rate of […]

date: December 6, 2018
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How can a pig help save the rainforest?

What does it look like to cultivate and to keep creation in a way that glorifies God? What does it look like for a people to cultivate their relationship with each other and their homeland? And what does that look like when the only way you can stay alive—the only way you know how to […]

date: November 22, 2018
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4 ways a cow can empower families after genocide

“My name is Felix and my mother lives with HIV. Life in our home is difficult. When my siblings and I go outside during the day, my mother watches us leave from the doorway. She does not like to go outside. She says she feels ashamed. She tells us she would like to work to […]

date: November 19, 2018
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5 books that will revolutionize how you view poverty

Understanding poverty is so key in shaping our response to need in the world—and keeping us out of the all-too-common pitfalls of aid. We asked Compassion leaders from around the world what books have revolutionized their understanding of poverty. Grab one of these books, a cup of tea, and start learning about how you can […]

date: November 8, 2018
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A collage of three kids featured in this post. On the left is Alondra, holding a tennis racquet and carrying a blue backpack. In the middle is Hector, wearing a green paint smock and working on a painting. On the right is Nazareth, who sits with her back against a tree with an open notebook on her lap.

These outstanding kids are defying poverty and winning awards

Being a kid isn’t easy. Between making friends, doing chores and homework—not to mention answering all those adults who keep asking you what you want to be when you grow up—there is a lot going on in the world of a child. Now add extreme poverty to that mix, and life becomes all the more […]

date: November 1, 2018
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Cybersex trafficking targeting children in the Philippines

*Warning: This account contains disturbing details of sexual violence.  “How can an abused child praise God the Father, when she was raped by her own father? How can the children thank God when they are being hurt and punched in the face every day? How can they sing songs when their own mothers are taking […]

date: October 18, 2018
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Two smiling children in Tanzania hold up a brown and yellow Bible.

Faith leaders are the most trusted source on global poverty

Whom do you look to when seeking information about global poverty? According to a new report by Barna Group, in partnership with Compassion International, there is one source above all others that Christians trust regarding information on global poverty: Their faith leaders. Everyone trusts pastors…except for pastors themselves! The graph below reveals the breakdown (from […]

date: October 4, 2018
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Love > Poverty: a Compassion podcast

Welcome to Love > Poverty: A Compassion podcast, where we will explore the creative ways that Christians around the globe are joining in the movement of fighting poverty with love. Hosted by Joe Long of Compassion Canada, Love > Poverty features interviews with a diverse collection of Christian professionals from all spheres of the workplace, on topics […]

date: September 30, 2018
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