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11 beautiful photos of “tiny homes” in the developing world

The “tiny home” movement is sweeping North America—many people are beginning to embrace a simpler way of life, moving to homes that count their square footage in the hundreds rather than the thousands. They realize that happiness can be achieved with far less than they might have originally thought. But tiny homes are nothing new. […]

date: November 3, 2017
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What makes children in poverty most thankful?

Each year at Thanksgiving, my family goes around the table and we each share what we’re thankful for. Usually, we share about how grateful we are to have each other and for how God has provided for us. I love reading what these 10 Compassion kids around the world had to say when we asked […]

date: October 5, 2017
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15 Extraordinary Journeys to School

Growing up, do you remember hearing your great grandpa say, “When I was a kid, I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow and uphill both ways!” Around the world, children today still face great obstacles to get to school. As children in Canada are getting ready for another school year, here’s a […]

date: August 31, 2017
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Farm to table—Philippines style

Many Compassion children eat meals directly from the fields they cultivate. Learn how one family in the Philippines prepares their daily meal from farm to table! Randy is an eight-year-old boy in the Philippines who loves vegetables. He would eat okra over meat any day. He lives in the rural area of Abkasa, where families […]

date: August 17, 2017
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Richard the inventor

It’s 3 a.m. Richard Amenu, 17, quietly gets up from the cramped room where his family of six is sleeping and makes his way outside to start a fire. He’s run out of matches again so, squatting on the ground, he strikes one small rock against another, trying over and over to create a spark. […]

date: July 23, 2017
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Why help people in other countries when there is poverty in our own?

Working for a non-profit that helps children living in extreme poverty in the developing world, I have often heard the question, “Why help people in other countries when there are plenty of people in poverty right here?” It’s a good question, and an important one. Our time and resources are finite, yet there seems to […]

date: July 20, 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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Trapped in a voodoo temple

After Aklobessi was kidnapped and taken to a temple to serve in voodoo rituals, Compassion centre staff fought for her freedom for a year.  It happened at night. Aklobessi, a sweet four-year-old girl, was home alone. The priestess of the nearby voodoo temple believed she was told by the spirits that Aklobessi belonged to them. […]

date: February 16, 2017
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10 of the bravest girls you’ll ever meet

Ten courageous girls living in Kenya talk openly about their lives and the joys and struggles facing all girls, everywhere. From child marriage to education, female circumcision to the definition of beauty, their stories and images are a testament to the resilience, strength and the courage of girls living in poverty. These girls are like […]

date: October 27, 2016
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A stunning glimpse into the life of a mom in poverty

Walking down the dirt roads on the outskirts of Malindi, Kenya, the breeze sometimes carries on it the distinct scent of the ocean, from which many people here earn their living as fishermen. While the men go out to fish, many of the women have turned to breaking coral into rocks to earn a living. […]

date: October 18, 2016
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