Sponsor with Compassion

Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and
opportunities to overcome poverty.
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Sachou

  • Country: Haiti
  • D.O.B: November 4, 2010
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Girl
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Carlos

  • Country: Brazil
  • D.O.B: July 7, 2013
  • Age: 3

  • Gender: Boy
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Davi

  • Country: Togo
  • D.O.B: July 19, 2012
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Girl
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Girbert

  • Country: Rwanda
  • D.O.B: August 25, 2010
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Boy
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Meet Sania Dauphin
Sachou is 5 years old and lives in Haiti.
HA8600327 | Days Waiting: 89
Country: Haiti
Birthday: November 4, 2010 (5 years old)
Gender: Girl

In her home, Sachou helps by cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is not employed and her mother maintains the home. Playing with dolls and jumping rope are Sachou's favourite activities. In pre-school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.Your love and support help Sachou to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.

Sachou's Country Details

Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Although in the tropics, Haiti is semiarid because mountains cut off the moist trade winds. About two-thirds of Haiti's terrain is unsuitable for farming.

Haiti is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Most Haitians are subsistence farmers who cultivate small plots of land around their mud-and-thatch homes. A typical diet includes bananas and coffee for breakfast, cornmeal with beans or yams for lunch, and a supper of sweet oatmeal pudding.

In 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola, and the island became the center of Spanish rule in the West Indies. Soon, the indigenous people were wiped out, and slaves were brought from Africa to populate the island. In 1804, the island won independence as the republic of Haiti. Forty years later, the eastern part of the island split off as Dominican Republic. Since then, Haiti has had a troubled history. In 1991 a military coup forced thousands to seek asylum in the U.S. In 1994, the president returned from exile, and military rule was abolished.

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Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How does sponsorship help kids?

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Formal and non-formal educational opportunities

Compassion assists children with their primary school education and gives opportunities to attend secondary school, as well as providing vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.

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Health care, hygiene training and supplementary food

Kids get a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities, receive regular health check-ups, and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.

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Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleship

Children are introduced to the good news of how God has shown his love for the world by sending Jesus Christ and how this good news changes everything in our lives.

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Personal attention, guidance and love

Children are cared for and invested in by members of their own communities, who encourage them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. Their sponsors also play an important role in this through their prayers and letters.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they can best understand and respond to the challenges in their communities. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need.

We equip our local church partners with the resources, training and expertise to help children escape poverty. Each church is empowered to implement the program in a way that meets the specific needs of the children they serve.


Do kids need to be Christian to be in Compassion’s program?

Compassion helps people in a way that protects their dignity as human beings made in the image of God. That’s why we accept people of all faiths into our programs and don’t require or coerce them to change. However, ending poverty requires dealing with every aspect of people’s beings—including telling them about God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Does child development really work?

You bet! According to independent research, Compassion kids are:

  • 27–40 per cent more likely to finish secondary education;
  • about 35 per cent more likely to have white collar employment as adults; and
  • 40–70 per cent more likely to become church leaders

…than their unsponsored peers. When you sponsor with Compassion, you are making a significant and long-term difference to your child’s future!


At Compassion, we take financial stewardship seriously.

This year, 85.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefitting the children we serve, and 14.3 per cent for fundraising and administrative expenses.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Better Business Bureau of Canada, Compassion is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity.

This commitment goes beyond Canada. For 13 consecutive years, Charity Navigator has awarded Compassion International its highest rating — four-stars — for responsible financial management.


Today, children around the world are discovering that poverty doesn’t have to be their future. Help one more do the same by sponsoring with Compassion!