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

  • Country: Peru
  • D.O.B: December 25, 2015
  • Age: 2

  • Gender: Girl
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PJ

  • Country: Philippines
  • D.O.B: May 31, 2015
  • Age: 3

  • Gender: Boy
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Jane

  • Country: Tanzania
  • D.O.B: March 4, 2004
  • Age: 14

  • Gender: Girl
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Guthechy

  • Country: Haiti
  • D.O.B: December 29, 2004
  • Age: 13

  • Gender: Boy
Portrait of Brittany Scarleth Calderón Millan
Meet Brittany Scarleth Calderón Millan
Brittany is 2 years old and lives in Peru.
PE6630075 | Days Waiting: 44
Country: Peru
Birthday: December 25, 2015 (2 years old)
Gender: Girl

Brittany lives with her mother and father. Brittany's mother is not employed. Brittany's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Agriculture / Farmer. Brittany has a sibling living in the household. Brittany is not required to help with family duties at home due to age.Brittany's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Dolls.Activities that Brittany enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church.Brittany's family lives in the area of Los Linderos in Peru.

Brittany's Country Details

Peru is divided into three regions: the heavily populated coastal plain; the Andes Mountains, where cattle and agriculture predominate; and the humid eastern lowlands, inhabited by isolated Indian tribes.

Three out of four Peruvians live in cities. Nearly half are Indians, and many are mestizo-descended from Spanish and Indian ancestry. Spanish and Quechua are Peru's official languages; Roman Catholicism is its state religion.

When Spaniard Francisco Pizarro landed in Peru in 1532, the Incas ruled a vast empire rich in silver and gold, which soon fell to the conquistadors. Spain ruled the area until 1821, when Peru won its independence. Since then, Peru's government has alternated between military and civilian dictators and reform-minded leaders. During the 1970s and 1980s, the country struggled with inflation, a decline in per capita income, and guerrilla violence. The 1990s have seen a strengthened economy and increased stability, although the government has been criticized for human rights violations.

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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 opportunitiesCompassion 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 foodKids 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 discipleshipChildren 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 loveChildren 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. Learn More

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.

As certified members of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, Compassion Canada is committed to handling the finances entrusted to us with the utmost integrity. This year, 84.7 per cent of funds were used for program activities benefiting the children we serve, and 15.3 per cent for support services.

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!