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A diary of clean water: My memories of when clean water changed everything
Meet Egodine. This eight-year-old girl lives in a small community in northwestern Burkina Faso, where the sky is expansive, the dirt is deep red dust and the horizon is punctuated by vegetation that can weather the dry seasons. Egodine loves where she lives—it’s her home. But her small community does not have a clean water […]
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.
One sponsor, two brothers, countless words of impact
Holman was eight years old when Compassion partnered with a local church in his rural community in Nicaragua. A few months after he was registered, he learned he had a sponsor—and shortly after that, he received his first letter. His sponsor shared about his life and his faith journey and encouraged Holman and his family. He wrote regularly and always signed off the same way: with a Bible verse for Holman to read.
The humanity of Jesus is more relevant than ever this Christmas
The Christmas story is truly miraculous. So miraculous that we spend the whole Advent season marvelling at its reality. We ponder the accounts of lowly shepherds, wise magi, a young first-time mother and her humble husband. Angels come in glory and in dreams, a new star shines over the little town of Bethlehem and a […]
WATCH: The Nativity story through the eyes of children in Indonesia
You’ve probably thought it too: “I wonder what it was like to be Mary….” For children, when they think it, they imagine it, taste it and feel it. And this is the invitation for us all every Christmas season. Amidst the overwhelm and hurry of checking things off lists and wrapping Christmas gifts, we are […]
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 to pray for the global food crisis
2022 has been a year of an unparalleled global food crisis. According to the World Food Program, as many as 828 million people go to bed hungry every night. The number of those facing severe food insecurity continues to rise as countries teeter on the brink of famine. And for people already living in poverty, […]
Mattress maker hems a future free from poverty for her children
When a friend first took Yenny’s second son, Geremy, to the local Compassion centre to be registered in the Survival program, Yenny knew his life would change forever. But what she didn’t realize was that her life was about to change, too. Yenny first heard about Compassion’s Survival program at her local church when she […]
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 […]
Food or a future? An emergency food pack can feed the hungry and fuel hope
In such a dire situation, providing families with food relief is urgent. The Compassion Bangladesh national office is strategizing to analyze the needs of families at the Compassion centres and supply critical food supplies so that families can survive.