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This remarkable 15-year-old stopped her own wedding

15-year-old Ranta is a bright and social young woman from rural Bangladesh. But on March 2, 2018, her freedom was almost stolen from her. That day, she almost became part of the 22 per cent of girls in Bangladesh (UNICEF) who are married by age 15—until she bravely decided to speak up for herself. It […]

date: August 16, 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 seated woman smiles while surrounded by three young children

Help these miracle triplets have the best birthday ever!

Annet is an awe-inspiring single mother of triplets who needs your help. After delivering one baby, she was rushed to a hospital on a motorbike where she unexpectedly delivered two more! Abandoned by her husband, she is raising these precious miracles alone. And her family desperately needs a safe home. The unexpected arrival of triple […]

date: July 13, 2018
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A day in the life of Compassion families in Asia

Although the countries where Compassion ministers in Asia are widely diverse, there are a few commonalities to daily life across the region, based on the economic status of the families we serve. Day-to-day routines in these communities can be quite different from those of Canadians. Here’s a peek into what many people experience. _____ The […]

date: July 6, 2018
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Raquel sharing about Compassion in her home

Putting my brave on – one Compassion sponsor’s journey

A sponsor shares her journey toward compassion with others    I have spent much of my life being comfortable. When I first heard about Compassion, I was 14 years old. Compassion had a booth at a retreat I was attending. Two big beautiful dark eyes on a pamphlet captivated my attention. The boy seemed to […]

date: July 6, 2018
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5 fun summer projects to teach kids about poverty!

It’s that time of year again—the indoor shoes have reached maximum dirt capacity; final report cards have been stuffed into the bottom of backpacks and the school bell is ready to ring its last. Summer break is within reach! And though we know the joy of having kids running around the house wildly, we also […]

date: June 21, 2018
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A boy sits in a hospital bed wrapped in a blanket

A horrific attack by fire: one year later

11-year-old Steven was the victim of an unthinkable crime. But now he is finding slow healing through the rallying of community. Warning: This account contains disturbing details of violence. Along the riverside one Sunday afternoon, Steven’s life took a radical turn. 11-year old Steven grew up on the Pacific coast of Ecuador, in the coastal […]

date: May 24, 2018
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Aklobessi, girl, child, wearing a blue shirt, brown skirt, small earrings, smiles as she is playing, play time, play, sliding down the slide outside at the center on the playground equipment.

How does Compassion protect sponsored children from abuse?

People living in extreme poverty are some of the most vulnerable people on the planet. They often are in desperate need of basic necessities, they often lack a public voice to speak up for their rights, and they often don’t know their rights or what recourse they have when those rights are violated. Children in […]

date: April 27, 2018
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A woman stands by the water and takes a photograph.

How are you uniquely wired to respond to poverty?

Gaining a deeper understanding of God’s perspective on poverty can make a huge difference.

date: March 23, 2018
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Two young girls, teens, teenagers stand outside the project with their arms around each other, hugging as they smile for the camera. They are both wearing the blue dress project uniform.

Suffering in silence: the menstruation taboo

Allowing girls to live with confidence and dignity This International Women’s Day, let’s talk about something we don’t usually talk about: menstruation. Every day, more than 800 million women between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating. And yet monthly menstruation is a globally stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. It’s a […]

date: March 8, 2018
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