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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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11 beautiful photos of “tiny homes” around the world

The “tiny home” movement is sweeping North America—many people are beginning to embrace a simpler way of life, moving to homes that count their square footage in the hundreds rather than the thousands. They realize that happiness can be achieved with far less than they might have originally thought. But tiny homes are nothing new. […]

date: November 3, 2017
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Six young women stand in the yard of their school. Five of them where blue and white school uniforms. One wears a black blouse and red dress.

How 5 girls are restoring hope with an app to fight female genital mutilation

Synthia, a Compassion beneficiary from Kenya, joined with four classmates to develop an app to end female genital mutilation—and won second place at Google’s 2017 Technovation Challenge. It’s done in secret at night. You are home for the holidays from boarding school, as there is no school in your rural community in Kenya. You are […]

date: October 10, 2017
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What makes children in poverty most thankful?

Each year at Thanksgiving, my family goes around the table and we each share what we’re thankful for. Usually, we share about how grateful we are to have each other and for how God has provided for us. I love reading what these 10 Compassion kids around the world had to say when we asked […]

date: October 5, 2017
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How well do you understand poverty?

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

date: September 28, 2017
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15 Extraordinary Journeys to School

Growing up, do you remember hearing your great grandpa say, “When I was a kid, I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways!” Around the world, children today still face great obstacles to get to school. As children in Canada are getting ready for another school year, here’s a […]

date: August 31, 2017
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Farm to table—Philippines style

Many Compassion children eat meals directly from the fields they cultivate. Learn how one family in the Philippines prepares their daily meal from farm to table! Randy is an eight-year-old boy in the Philippines who loves vegetables. He would eat okra over meat any day. He lives in the rural area of Abkasa, where families […]

date: August 17, 2017
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