Sponsor with Compassion

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

  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: January 5, 2013
  • Age: 6

  • Gender: Girl
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Murimi

  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: November 15, 2012
  • Age: 6

  • Gender: Boy
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Jeff

  • Country: Kenya
  • D.O.B: November 13, 2013
  • Age: 5

  • Gender: Boy
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Meet Lucy Mejoore
Legei is 6 years old and lives in Kenya.
KE2820174 | Days Waiting: 41
Country: Kenya
Birthday: January 5, 2013 (6 years old)
Gender: Girl

Legei lives with her mother and father. Legei's mother is sometimes employed. Her occupation is: Day Labor / Different Jobs. Legei's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Day Labor / Different Jobs. Legei has a sibling living in the household. Legei helps with the following duties at home: Running Errands.Legei's favourite activities and interests include: Group Games, Hide and Seek.Activities that Legei enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Legei's favourite activities are: Going on Field Trips / Excursions. Legei attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 1. Her performance in school is average.Legei's family lives in the area of Kimanjo in Kenya.

Legei'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 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 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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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 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?

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./p> Learn More


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!