Sponsor with Compassion

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

  • Country: Indonesia
  • D.O.B: December 18, 2012
  • Age: 3

  • Gender: Boy
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Julexy

  • Country: Mexico
  • D.O.B: May 6, 2012
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Girl
88
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Elizabeth

  • Country: Tanzania
  • D.O.B: April 3, 2012
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Girl
119
Days Waiting
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Orlis

  • Country: Colombia
  • D.O.B: May 4, 2012
  • Age: 4

  • Gender: Girl
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Meet Christiano Gabriel Rembet
Crisstiano is 3 years old and lives in Indonesia.
ID2480425 | Days Waiting: 149
Country: Indonesia
Birthday: December 18, 2012 (3 years old)
Gender: Boy

Crisstiano lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. Crisstiano is not attending school because he is too young. Playing with cars and playing group games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.Because of your sponsorship, Crisstiano has new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.

Crisstiano's Country Details

Indonesia consists of 13,000 islands along the equator between Australia and Asia. The larger islands have central mountain ranges and fertile plains and lowlands. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from October to April.

With the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia is a diverse nation with many resources. More than 300 languages are spoken, but the common tongue is Bahasa Indonesia. Islam claims 90 percent of Indonesians; however, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and animism are also followed.

When Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492, he sought a new route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. The Portuguese arrived in the sixteenth century but were soon outnumbered by the Dutch, who, beginning in 1602, slowly gained control of the islands. Following Japanese occupation during World War II, the country, led by Sukarno, proclaimed independence in 1945. Suharto ousted Sukarno in 1965 and held the presidency of the military-controlled republic until 1998, when a collapsing economy fueled riots and demands for reforms.

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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!