The Making of a Role Model

“I remember the day my mother brought me to my aunt’s house in Addis. She cried so much when she said goodbye and left. For a long time, I always believed she would come back for me. But she never did,” says Sameson. That was the day Sameson lost his mother.

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Albinism in Tanzania: Saving Grace

Being born with albinism in Tanzania can be dangerous. Thought to possess magical powers, people with albinism have been hunted and killed for their body parts. This is Grace’s story.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education

Sarah Mae and Rizza Mae are about to exit from the Child Sponsorship Development Program feeling ready to face the world. Having learned valuable lessons and skills, they are breaking the cycle of poverty in their lives.

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Why Your Sponsored Child is a Hero

The child you sponsor is a remarkable hero with a story changed by hope.

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Compassion International is a Child Development Organization

The difference between being a child sponsorship organization and a child development organization is subtle … but significant.

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Conversations with Alumni: Proof That’s Real [VIDEO]

I know you’ve thought it. I’ve thought it. If we’re being honest, we’ve ALL thought it… Is this child real? Does this whole sponsorship thing really work? Where is my money really going? When you walk into a Compassion program at any of our […]

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Conversations with Alumni: What’s for Dinner? [VIDEO]

“What’s for dinner?” It was the first question that popped out of your mouth when you got home from school as a kid. You secretly hoped for something different than last night and if you were lucky….you got your favorite meal! Although my […]

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Nothing But Trust

Why should you trust Compassion International with the child you sponsor? Summer Intern Julie Willian shares her journey of first-time sponsorship.

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Conversations with Alumni: Welcome to the Future [VIDEO]

They were selected for our program when they were young, they were sponsored, they successfully graduated…and now, they are fulfilled and responsible adults. Watch this candid conversation with a few alumni as they reflect on their shared experiences growing up around the world.

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Water Isn’t All Africa Needs

When providing clean water to communities in Africa, the conversation can’t stop there. Sanitation education is crucial to sustainable health care.

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The Making of an Entrepreneur

When a teenage entrepreneur is given the right opportunities to develop, his microenterprise changes the futures of both his family and his community.

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What Are the Odds?

Serendipity, happenstance, chance meeting, fate, it was meant to be — a wholly unique moment when you meet someone so special that you just know something bigger is at work. You’re so astonished at how it came to be that you start analyzing every little detail and decision that culminated to bringing this person into your life. You begin saying things like, “If only I had done this or that, then we never would have met. What are the odds?”

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