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A girl in a white shirt and a yellow skirt sits on a wooden table and reads a book.

5 books that will revolutionize how you view poverty

Understanding poverty is so key in shaping our response to need in the world—and keeping us out of the all-too-common pitfalls of aid. We asked Compassion leaders from around the world what books have revolutionized their understanding of poverty. Grab one of these books, a cup of tea, and start learning about how you can […]

date: November 8, 2018
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Cybersex trafficking targeting children in the Philippines

*Warning: This account contains disturbing details of sexual violence.  “How can an abused child praise God the Father, when she was raped by her own father? How can the children thank God when they are being hurt and punched in the face every day? How can they sing songs when their own mothers are taking […]

date: October 18, 2018
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Two smiling children in Tanzania hold up a brown and yellow Bible.

Faith leaders are the most trusted source on global poverty

Whom do you look to when seeking information about global poverty? According to a new report by Barna Group, in partnership with Compassion International, there is one source above all others that Christians trust regarding information on global poverty: Their faith leaders. Everyone trusts pastors…except for pastors themselves! The graph below reveals the breakdown (from […]

date: October 4, 2018
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Love > Poverty: a Compassion podcast

Welcome to Love > Poverty: A Compassion podcast, where we will explore the creative ways that Christians around the globe are joining in the movement of fighting poverty with love. Hosted by Joe Long of Compassion Canada, Love > Poverty features interviews with a diverse collection of Christian professionals from all spheres of the workplace, on topics […]

date: September 30, 2018
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The unexpected way men are combatting period poverty in Uganda

Men working at sewing machines may seem like an unconventional picture—even more so when you realize they are sewing reusable feminine hygiene products! But for several men in Mulatsi, Uganda, this is a regular practice that is strengthening their community, generating income and empowering their daughters. Period poverty refers to the lack of access to […]

date: September 25, 2018
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The excellent news about poverty…that nobody knows

A new report produced by the Barna Group in partnership with Compassion highlights the good news about global poverty that very few people are aware of. In the report, entitled The Good News About Global Poverty, Barna polled U.S. adults on their perceptions, beliefs, concerns and action regarding global poverty. What they found is reason to […]

date: September 20, 2018
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#SponsorSelfieDay is September 15: Join the Global Movement!

Join the Global Movement of Passionate Sponsors  #SponsorSelfieDay is a way to use social media for good. It’s a way to transform a selfie into something that can ignite compassion in others, so they might also help children in extreme poverty. When you share about the special relationship you have with the child you sponsor, […]

date: September 4, 2018
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A woman sits on the ground in front of a brick house with a red door and red curtain with one hand on the door. She is missing both legs and part of one arm.

Born missing limbs, this is how Grace lives without limits

When I was born, my family and relatives thought I was a curse. They tried to convince my mother to stop breastfeeding me so that I would die of hunger. They said that nothing like this had ever happened in their clan before and that as soon as I was born even the livestock started […]

date: August 30, 2018
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3 ways to fight defeatism about the state of the world

Twenty years ago, I was in college—a time when a young adult solidifies a worldview and an understanding of how they fit into the world. At that time, nearly one out of every third person in the world lived in extreme poverty. Twenty-nine percent of people lived on less than $1.25 a day—not enough to […]

date: August 22, 2018
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This remarkable 15-year-old stopped her own wedding

15-year-old Ratna is a bright and social young woman from rural Bangladesh. But on March 2, 2018, her freedom was almost stolen from her. That day, she almost became part of the 22 per cent of girls in Bangladesh (UNICEF) who are married by age 15—until she bravely decided to speak up for herself. It […]

date: August 16, 2018
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