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Take that, sexism! The girl carpenters of Guatemala

Guatemala has a rich history of beautiful traditions, people, landscapes and cultures. But like many places in the world, there is a history of injustice. Here, in the village of Huehuetenango, lingers a dark cloud of violent discrimination and misogyny. But one church is fighting that—with carpentry. ____ Guatemala has the third highest rate of […]

date: December 6, 2018
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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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A collage of three kids featured in this post. On the left is Alondra, holding a tennis racquet and carrying a blue backpack. In the middle is Hector, wearing a green paint smock and working on a painting. On the right is Nazareth, who sits with her back against a tree with an open notebook on her lap.

These outstanding kids are defying poverty and winning awards

Being a kid isn’t easy. Between making friends, doing chores and homework—not to mention answering all those adults who keep asking you what you want to be when you grow up—there is a lot going on in the world of a child. Now add extreme poverty to that mix, and life becomes all the more […]

date: November 1, 2018
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6 Christmas gifts children in poverty receive from Compassion

Do you hear what I hear? The sights and sounds of Christmastime will soon be in the air, and we are ramping up for an exciting season of giving with Compassion’s annual Christmas Gift Fund— a giving campaign that provides sponsors and supporters like you a tangible way to bless every sponsored child around the […]

date: September 27, 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 with limb difference, 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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Patanree sits cross legged on the ground with her toys, looking at the camera as the sun beams into their hoe. Her mom sits behind her smiling at her.

For Patnaree, there was no time to waste

The birth of a child should be met with joy, not fear. But when Patnaree entered the world with a stomach deformity, her mother Chernaypaw was terrified. How could she possibly access the medical treatment Patnaree so desperately required? The lead up to the birth of her third child was filled with uncertainty for Chernaypaw. During […]

date: July 16, 2018
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Help these miracle triplets have the best birthday ever!

Annet is an awe-inspiring single mother of triplets who needs your help. After delivering one baby, she was rushed to a hospital on a motorbike where she unexpectedly delivered two more! Abandoned by her husband, she is raising these precious miracles alone. And her family desperately needs a safe home. The unexpected arrival of triple […]

date: July 13, 2018
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