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How to share stories about poverty with dignity
Have you ever had to choose a photo to represent yourself? If you have, you will know it is not done carelessly or without consideration. Why? Because you want it to represent you well. This is a value that Compassion holds for the children we serve. We want to represent them well—with dignity, honesty and […]
She who hungers: Why global hunger hits women and girls worse
Beaded sweat dripping down her brow, Fransciska breathes deep the dusty air kicked up from her worn sandals. Her sombre one-year-old rests his cheek against her jutted shoulder blade. She carries the weight of his hungry body in a green cloth kanga carrier wrapped around her torso. The weight of her precious baby takes a toll on her tired body during today’s 15-kilometre.
But it is nothing compared to the weight of the world she bears each day, fighting to provide for her six hungry children.
How to talk to kids about the global food crisis
The news can be scary for kids (and grown-ups too)! With so much brokenness in the world, it’s tempting to want to shield our children. Many of us wonder how to make our children aware of complex issues like the global food crisis. Heavy conversations can be intimidating. Right now, a global food crisis is […]
How Compassion is responding to global HIV inequalities
Each year on December 1st, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. It’s a time when people around the world unite to show support for people living with and affected by HIV and to create more awareness and understanding around the epidemic. This World AIDS Day, UNAIDS is urging each of us to address the inequalities […]
Mercy lives: HIV-positive mom finds hope in community amidst stigma
38 million. It’s the number that represents the total population of Canada today. It’s also the number of people who were living with HIV by the end of 2021, according to World Health Organization. This astronomical number is a significant increase from 30.8 million in 2010. 36.7 million of those affected in 2021 were adults […]
How a renovated kitchen fights malnutrition in the community
When you have guests in your home, where do they tend to congregate? We wouldn’t be surprised if you said the kitchen. Kitchens have a magnetic pull and become the central gathering place in many homes. It’s not just the irresistible smells that waft from that room that draw people in, but the warm hub […]
How literacy training is creating brighter futures for Compassion kids
Imagine for a moment not having the ability to experience the joy of reading a good book, a letter from someone you love or even your Bible. Take it a step further and imagine not being able to read a road sign, a restaurant menu, a voting ballot or the recipe for that meal you’ve […]
Is sponsorship a band-aid solution to helping kids in poverty?
Our mission at Compassion is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Maybe you’ve heard this and asked what exactly does that mean? Releasing kids from poverty—that is easier said than done! And doing it in Jesus’ name? That is a big claim, you might think. And we would say yes, you are right! […]
Art and justice: Children speak out about today’s global issues
“Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger” (Psalm 8:2). We hear it all around us. The sound of war and violence. The effects of a pandemic. The pain of an unprecedented global food crisis. Today’s global problems continue to impact […]
Hello, my name is Hunger. You may know my voice. I am a part of the human experience, sending signals to you to help keep you alive. For many people, I am a helpful reminder to pause and provide their bodies with what they need to thrive. However, I must admit that I take my […]