Foster Development, Not Dependence

Development is what Compassion is about. We don’t want to give a handout; we want to do the things that will truly help a child become a self-sustaining, responsible adult.

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5 Fun DIY Christmas Cards

Glitter and paper and string, oh my! Check out some fun do-it-yourself ideas for Christmas cards you can send to the child or teen you sponsor.

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The Potential of an Adolescent Girl

Abandoned by their parents, 14-year-old Larpopo had become the head of her household and four siblings. When a fire burned down their bamboo hut, Larpolo wasn’t sure how her or her siblings would recover from such a devastating loss.

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Dear Teacher

You saw me every day. You saw who I really was in spite of appearances, abilities, and economic status. You saw who I could become.

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Child Development and Community Development: Is One Better Than the Other?

How we go about fighting extreme poverty contrasts with how other organizations work toward the same goal. We fight poverty personally; whereas, many organizations fight communally.

I don’t mean that other organizations aren’t personally invested or committed to eliminating extreme poverty. I mean that a child focused, child development approach to fighting poverty is distinctly different than a broader community development approach.

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What is Partnership?

Partnership is at the center of what we do at Compassion — we not only partner with you, our sponsors and donors, but also with the local church around the world. So it’s worth understanding what we mean by partnership and how we do it.

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Biking Across America for Clean Water

Faith is like a bicycle. It requires forward movement for it to work. And it was this faith the spurred Kit Garren to bike across the USA to provide clean water to towns in need in the Dominican Republic.

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Fighting Famine with Innovation

Faced with 5 years of drought and famine, this Kamwaa Child Development Center in Kenya changed the future of the children and families in their community by looking to their natural resources and through our Complementary Intervention Program.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Three women from three vastly different countries and cultures reveal their shared fears and hopes of motherhood as well as the impact of the Child Survival Program.

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The Beauty of Pouring Out

When you face Jesus, in the longing eyes of the poor and powerless, it begins a hunger deep inside. A hunger to be filled up by the pouring out of yourself.

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