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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. But if you are poor, 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 […]

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 visited low-income communities abroad, 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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I’m a girl, but I have dreams.

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day to promote the rights of girls and speak out against the injustices they face. Many girls around the world aren’t able to dream or plan for their future because they are denied education and married off young. But Compassion’s church partners around the world […]

date: October 11, 2015
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Glory and poverty

I look out the bus and to my left, I see the ocean flash its shades of turquoise and blue. On my right, lush, green hills. Glory. Absolute, beautiful glory. I imagine the Garden of Eden couldn’t have looked much different than Haiti. Then the pristine landscape is interrupted by shacks and dirt. Mounds of […]

date: October 8, 2015
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A tribute to tutors

Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. Aside from our parents, teachers are the adults we spend the most time with from a very young age. We may only have a teacher for one school year, but we remember the ones who invest in us, who help us to learn, dream and prepare for the future. Teachers can have a […]

date: October 5, 2015
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Bringing gifts: blessing your Compassion child

You’re off to meet your Compassion child! But what gifts should you bring? Along with your presence, any gift you bring will become a prized possession. Here are some ideas: Toys & activities Give a soccer ball and pump—your child will become the community hero! Art activities will be fun to do with your child, and […]

date: September 30, 2015
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