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Kahory 

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Peru

Birthday

July 18, 2021

Age

Age: 2

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Girl

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Damalia 

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Haiti

Birthday

November 8, 2014

Age

Age: 9

Gender

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Girl

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Santhosh 

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Sri Lanka

Birthday

July 20, 2019

Age

Age: 4

Gender

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Boy

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Elder 

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Guatemala

Birthday

November 20, 2012

Age

Age: 11

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Boy

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Meet Kahory

Kahory is 2 years old and lives in Peru.

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Country: Peru

Birthday: July 18, 2021 (2 years old)

Gender: Girl

Kahory lives with her mother and father. Kahory's mother is Not Employed. Kahory's father is Regularly Employed. His occupation is Agriculture / Farmer. Kahory has 3 siblings living in the household. Kahory is not required to help with family duties at home due to age. Kahory's favourite activities and interests include: Clapping hands to rhythm. Activities that Kahory enjoys through the church are: Only Attends Project. At the compassion centre Kahory's favourite activities are: Learning about God. Kahory does not attend school. The reason given by our field office is: Under Age. Kahory's family lives in the area of Caserio Angaiza in Peru.

Kahory's Country Details

Peru is a land divided into three distinct regions: the heavily populated coastal plain (costa); the Andes Mountains (sierra), where cattle and agriculture predominate; and the humid eastern lowlands (Amazonia), inhabited by isolated Indigenous tribes. Many travellers come from around the world to visit these diverse regions, to walk the Inca Trail and to see the ruins of Machu Picchu.

Peru is a highly urbanized country. Nearly half its residents are of Quechua descent, while the rest are mostly mestizo (mixed European and Indigenous) or Aymara. Since the economic liberalization of the 1990s, the country has grown steadily, becoming a middle-income economy with one of the fastest industrial growth rates in the world. Much of this is thanks to the explosion in commodities prices since the 2000s, as Peru is a major exporter of raw materials like metal ore. It is also the world's largest producer of quinoa.

When Spaniard Francisco Pizarro landed in Peru in 1532, the Incas ruled a vast empire rich in silver and gold. Torn at the time by fierce internal disputes, it was quickly conquered by the conquistadors. Spain ruled the area until 1821 when Peru won its independence. Further conflicts with Chile and Ecuador helped define its modern boundaries. Since its founding, Peru's government has alternated between military and civilian dictators and reform-minded leaders. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the country struggled with guerilla uprisings, inflation and political instability. In the 2000s, despite challenges and political scandals, the transfer of power between different civilian governments has been largely peaceful, and the country weathered the economic downturn of 2008 better than many others.

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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 giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.

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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The love and support of a local church and the opportunity to hear about Jesus Because Compassion partners with local churches, children are connected to a local Christian community where they have the opportunity to hear the gospel from caring church staff and volunteers.
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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.

Is sponsorship still relevant during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis?

During the pandemic, we saw firsthand the impact of crises on children in poverty. We also saw how powerful sponsorship can be in equipping local churches to respond in specific, effective and life-changing ways. As we continue to see multifaceted crises impacting children around the world, we know that the need for sponsorship remains urgent. We are more confident than ever that your commitment to sponsorship truly allows children, families and communities to be deeply known, loved and protected through it all.

Why do you work with local churches?

Compassion works exclusively with local churches because they know the names and faces of the children in their community and can best understand and respond to their challenges. They are known and trusted by their neighbours and are able to reach those in the greatest need with compassion and through the love of God.

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. In this way the physical, spiritual, emotional and relational needs for children are met as they are empowered to overcome poverty in all its forms.

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

Absolutely not! We encourage children and families of all faiths and backgrounds to register in our programs and would never require or coerce anyone to convert to Christianity.

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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!