Sponsor with Compassion

Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program gives children the skills and
opportunities to overcome poverty.
Days Waiting
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  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: April 14, 2008
  • Age: 10

  • Gender: Girl
Days Waiting
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  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: January 23, 2018
  • Age: 1

  • Gender: Boy
Days Waiting
child portrait


  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: December 27, 2017
  • Age: 1

  • Gender: Boy
Days Waiting
child portrait


  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: February 5, 2018
  • Age: 1

  • Gender: Boy
Portrait of Winfred Kaari
Meet Winfred Kaari
Winfred is 10 years old and lives in Kenya.
KE3950100 | Days Waiting: 23
Country: Kenya
Birthday: April 14, 2008 (10 years old)
Gender: Girl

Winfred lives with her mother. Winfred's mother is sometimes employed. Her occupation is: Agriculture / Farmer. Winfred has a sibling living in the household. Winfred helps with the following duties at home: Running Errands.Winfred's favourite activities and interests include: Hide and Seek, Jump Rope.Activities that Winfred enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Winfred's favourite activities are: Learning about God, Singing Songs. Winfred attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 5.Winfred's favourite subject is music. Her performance in school is average.Winfred's family lives in the area of Ruiru (Gitambaya) in Kenya.

Winfred's Country Details

North of the equator, Kenya's land is hot and dry. South of the equator are the humid coast, the temperate highlands, and tropical Lake Victoria. Almost 75 percent rural farmers and herders, Kenya's people represent more than 30 ethnic groups. Swahili is the official language.

Before the coming of the Europeans, Kenya was peopled by waves of cattle-herding African clans. The coastal areas were also home to Arab traders. This trade was later targeted by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British, who gained control in 1896. During World War I, Kenya served as a British base of operations against the Germans in East Africa. After the Kikuyu-led Mau Mau Rebellion of the early 1950s, Kenya gained independence in 1963. Self-rule under Kenyatta and Moi has proved moderate, pro-Western, and progressive.

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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?

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.
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.
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.
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!