Sponsor with Compassion

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

  • Country: Honduras
  • D.O.B: March 16, 2012
  • Age: 7

  • Gender: Boy
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Victor

  • Country: El Salvador
  • D.O.B: November 16, 2017
  • Age: 1

  • Gender: Boy
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Darwin

  • Country: Mexico
  • D.O.B: April 16, 2011
  • Age: 8

  • Gender: Boy
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Juan

  • Country: Nicaragua
  • D.O.B: July 20, 2010
  • Age: 8

  • Gender: Boy
Portrait of Antony Josue Escobar Enamorado
Meet Antony Josue Escobar Enamorado
Antony is 7 years old and lives in Honduras.
HO3380508 | Days Waiting: 126
Country: Honduras
Birthday: March 16, 2012 (7 years old)
Gender: Boy

Antony lives with his mother and father. Antony's mother is not employed. Antony's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Construction Worker. Antony has siblings living in the household. Antony helps with the following duties at home: Carries Water, Cleaning, Making Beds.Antony's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Ball Games, Marbles.Activities that Antony enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Antony's favourite activities are: Learning about God. Antony attends school. He is in the equivalent of preschool.Antony's favourite subject is art. His performance in school is above average.Antony's family lives in the area of Aldea Santa Eduviges, El Calán, Villanueva, Cortes in Honduras.

Antony's Country Details

Two mountain ranges divide Honduras, and tropical lowlands lie along both coasts. The climate varies according to altitude with higher regions being tem-perate and the lowlands tropical. The rainy season lasts from June to October.

Honduras is the poorest country in Central America. Eighty-seven percent of the people are peasants of Indian and Spanish ancestry, and malnourishment is widespread. Honduras is primarily an agricultural country, with bananas, coffee, timber, beef, and sugar production as major exports.

Mayan civilization flourished in Honduras centuries before Columbus arrived in 1502. Honduras became independent from Spain in 1821 and from a federation of Central American countries in 1838. Since then, frequent revolutions have marked the country's history. During a stable period from 1955 to 1957 important social progress was made. An elected civilian government took power in 1982, the country's first in ten years. The government is now concerned with land distribution, a literacy campaign, and raising wages.

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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!