This is me. I have a name, but it is not easy to remember or pronounce and the person to whom it is attached to holds no real value. Or so people tell me. I am small. And the world around me is so big. I try to contain it in the folds of my…
Most families in Africa don’t have enough water to take baths every day. They must boil water for drinking, cooking or brushing their teeth, and they hand-wash all their clothes. For the poorest families, even fuel to boil their water can be too expensive. Learn about being a part of the solution in our Fall…
There are simple ways you can make a difference in the life of a child who lives in poverty. In addition to sponsoring a child, here are four easy ways to give to Compassion that you might not have thought of!
You’ve been snapping a bucket load of pictures of your kids as they head back to school. Standing on your front porch. In front of the bus. By the flagpole. They’re beginning their new yearly adventure and it’s a tradition to chronicle it.
It’s also a great opportunity to share your world with the child…
Storytelling is a powerful tool. And it was recently exercised in the minds of 221 children in Compassion through the contest “Tell a Story.” The story of Sara Rivas (both the one written and the one lived) is a small sample of the great treasures hidden in the children who receive support through Compassion in…
Watch the impact of of child sponsorship on global poverty grow every day! The Sponsored Children Live Feed was unveiled last month on Compassion.com. The Live Feed begins with a blank page each day that updates in real-time with the pictures of children who have just been sponsored online.
Last year, you had a chance to meet Team Constellation, our Philippines based contact center made up of adult graduates of our sponsorship program. Now it’s time to dive a deeper into why and how this special team exists at Compassion.
Ever feel that your sponsorship doesn’t matter? That your letters don’t make a difference? That you don’t make a difference?
The sound of children singing praise to Jesus has to be one of the most beautiful sounds. The joy that comes from a relationship with Jesus shows when the children sing.
The lies of poverty tell a child that they are broke, unfixable and hopeless. But then there is Jesus. And Jesus tells a very different story.
20 years ago images of the Rwandan genocide horrified us. Today, there are new images to be seen in Rwanda.
Somewhere, a young man in extreme poverty gets a sparkle in his eye when he thinks of computers. And when he walks the dirt roads of his town, he imagines the words he will write to his sponsor.
The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor. – Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros
Because of the sacrifice made by her son, Jesus, mothers around the world can know hope.
We’re holding a photo scavenger hunt leading up to our One Meal One Day campaign on Nov. 6, complete with prizes. So, get your camera (or phone) ready.
October 16 is World Food Day and this year’s theme is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.”
Kelsi spent the last year living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, and constantly fought guilt. She felt guilty for being “different.”
As we enter the home stretch of Blog Month, you may be feeling a little low on creativity and words. Let this little exercise help get those creative juices flowing.
In India, there are an estimated 15 million children serving as bonded laborers, many doing back-breaking work in rock quarries.
The key to ending poverty resides in the capacity of human beings—and their view of their own capacity—to facilitate positive change.
What are Complementary Interventions? How do Complementary Interventions help children living in the developing world?
When people ask us what success looks like, we point to our children. Our children like Sandiele.
Blog Month 2013 starts September 1, and the goal is to get 3,160 children sponsored online by 11:59 p.m. MT on September 30.
Despite conventional wisdom, the accurate headline is that investments to fight abject global poverty are showing incredible returns. While that’s good news in itself, the subhead indicates that we have a new ally in doing good: independent, empirically tested outcomes for charitable work.