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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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3 ways to prevent Compassion fatigue

In the face of immense suffering worldwide, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Each day, we’re bombarded with news of terrorist attacks, drought, the refugee crisis, poverty, war and senseless violence. After the horrific attacks in Manchester, UK on 22 May, 2017, that killed 22 people—almost half of whom were under 18 years old—there was global […]

date: June 8, 2017
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How does sponsorship help kids physically?

Children need more than just food or education to break free from poverty—they need to develop in all areas of life. That’s why Compassion focuses on holistic child development. We want to help children grow up to be adults who are empowered to escape poverty. In this four-part series, we’ll talk about the four key […]

date: April 20, 2017
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How to shop ethically this Easter

While Easter is all about remembering Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice on the cross, it’s also a time of year we consume a lot of chocolate. But how can we be sure our chocolate treats weren’t made at the expense of others? This year, 90 million chocolate bunnies will be produced around the world. That’s a lot of bunnies! […]

date: April 3, 2017
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Stopping the sex trade in Thailand—with soccer

For hours on end, you can find young boys crowded around sleek, flat-screen monitors in Thailand’s ubiquitous “game parlours.” In the Kampang Ngam slum in the northern city of Chiang Mai, these stores are often filled with children lured in from the slum with the game parlours’ easy access and low cost. The brightly lit […]

date: February 23, 2017
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Boys and girls in bright coloured jackets and clothing jump and smile. The sky behind them is cloudy.

Why do the poor have large families?

At Compassion we believe that every child is a joy and a blessing. We know from the psalmist that “children are a gift from the Lord.” Families come in all sizes—some are small and some are large. But there’s one question we sometimes hear from those living in Western cultures: when income is scarce and […]

date: January 23, 2017
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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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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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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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