Helping Moms & Babies Survive in El Salvador & Mexico

The most vulnerable people in the world are babies. Of the 5.9 million children who die around the world each year, 75 per cent die in the first year of life. Babies are at risk of death due to premature birth complications, complications during childbirth, infections, pneumonia and diarrhea. But this is preventable. With training and support, moms in poverty can be empowered to raise healthy and happy babies.

Vocational training for Youth in Burkina Faso

Your donation will help to provide the learning materials and tuition fees for 400 students in Burkina Faso to complete a three-month vocational training program. These students will gain employable skills such as hairdressing, sewing, electrical work, welding, carpentry, plumbing, mechanics or IT support.

Nourou is sitting down outside, wearing a white shirt and an orange vest. There is a blue piece of fabric behind him.

How will your money help?

For children living in extreme poverty, everything about COVID-19 is magnified: the risk, the fear, the uncertainty, the life-and-death realities. But together, we will rise as one to protect the world's most vulnerable and provide desperately needed food, housing stability and hygiene supplies.

Child at the Compassion Center

Where does the money go?

Your donation helps children and families escape poverty for good through life-changing interventions. Your contribution will be delivered through local churches around the world by staff members in the field who know the immediate needs of children, families and communities.

Frequently asked questions


How much of my donation goes to the project I have chosen?

Financial integrity matters to us. We take your trust seriously and are committed to faithfully stewarding the funds you give. No less than 80 per cent of funds raised will be used for program activities and no more than 20 per cent will be used for fundraising and administration. You can give with confidence knowing that every dollar is used to maximize impact on behalf of children living in poverty. You can learn more about our finances at compassion.ca/finances.


How will I know the impact my gift had?

We know how important it is for you to stay informed about the impact of your generosity. Compassion provides churches, businesses and donors with comprehensive reports that outline how funds were used and include photos and quotes directly from program beneficiaries.


When can I expect my income tax receipt?

Compassion Canada issues charitable tax receipts annually in February in the name of the donating individual or business.