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11 beautiful photos of “tiny homes” in the developing 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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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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Richard the inventor

It’s 3 a.m. Richard Amenu, 17, quietly gets up from the cramped room where his family of six is sleeping and makes his way outside to start a fire. He’s run out of matches again so, squatting on the ground, he strikes one small rock against another, trying over and over to create a spark. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Dinner and a devotional

Do you want a way to teach your family or small group about how we can live from “enough”? Make this traditional African stew and do the devotional to be inspired to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and care for those in need. Dinner: African chicken stew Chicken and vegetable stew served over rice or another […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Why help people in other countries when there is poverty in our own?

Working for a non-profit that helps children living in extreme poverty in the developing world, I have often heard the question, “Why help people in other countries when there are plenty of people in poverty right here?” It’s a good question, and an important one. Our time and resources are finite, yet there seems to […]

date: July 20, 2017
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The top five myths about poverty

When it comes to poverty, there are a few myths that are hard to shake… In a world of fake news and ‘alternate facts’, it can be hard to distinguish truth from fiction. We think it’s important to be informed so here are some common misunderstandings about poverty: 1. Nothing has changed Did you know […]

date: July 6, 2017
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