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A stunning glimpse into the life of a mom in poverty

Walking down the dirt roads on the outskirts of Malindi, Kenya, the breeze sometimes carries on it the distinct scent of the ocean, from which many people here earn their living as fishermen. While the men go out to fish, many of the women have turned to breaking coral into rocks to earn a living. […]

date: October 18, 2016
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8 Reasons Why Your Family Should Do Step Into My Shoes

There is a lot of brokenness, pain, poverty and suffering in our world. Raising a young family in the midst of it all can be scary, intimidating and challenging—never mind talking to your kids about all of that brokenness. Where would we even start? How could we ever help our children understand when we hardly […]

date: September 7, 2016
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Bible verses about poverty and generosity

Did you know there are more than 300 verses in the Bible that talk about “the poor”? God makes it clear in His word that He cares about those living in need and wants us to as well. Here are a just a few inspiring passages in the Bible about poverty and generosity.  “The rich […]

date: July 18, 2016
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Christian quotes about poverty

A lot of great thinkers have sought to understand poverty. Consider these few quotes about poverty and a Christian response from a few Christian thinkers to challenge your thinking and inspire your soul. “The Spirit wants to make you threatening to all the forces of injustice and apathy and complacency that keep our world from […]

date: July 13, 2016
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Saving Santos

Juana, her husband, Miguel and their three young sons live in Totonicapán, or Toto, as the locals call the lush, forested province in western Guatemala. Juana is a housewife and Miguel is a farmer. He earns around $8 CAD per day but usually only finds work three to five days a week. It’s barely enough for this […]

date: April 28, 2016
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Hope in a leper colony

These young ladies are your average group of students, hanging out and doing homework together. If you look at the smiles on their faces, you’d never guess what type of community they live in. 30 years ago the government set aside this parcel of land and people from all over India started moving in. It’s a leper colony. The older generations […]

date: April 25, 2016
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Learning about HIV/AIDS

Learning you’re sick is frustrating. In the developing world, it can be downright terrifying. Especially when it’s HIV/AIDS. Testing positive for HIV is about more than a health problem.  In many cultures, people with HIV or AIDS are shunned by their communities like a modern-day leper. And it’s difficult for sick parents to provide for […]

date: November 30, 2015
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Why doesn’t Compassion give more away?

Many people thinking of sponsoring a child naturally want to know, “What does a child get through sponsorship?” Especially if comparing several different organizations, people want to know exactly what their money is going toward so they can be good stewards of their resources. This can lead us to focus on the physical things children […]

date: November 30, 2015
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Why do people in poverty have cell phones?

If you’ve ever travelled to developing countries, you might have been surprised to see how many people have cell phones. From businesspeople in suits to women hawking tomatoes on the streets, everyone seems to have a cell phone in their hand. This can lead people to ask, “If they are so poor, why do they […]

date: November 20, 2015
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Growing together

Hi, my name is Borisut and I’m seven years old. Welcome to my family’s garden! I live with my family in a country called Thailand, far away from the big cities. My grandparents used to plant all their vegetables by themselves, but by the time I was born people from the city had built roads all […]

date: October 16, 2015
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