The Child Survival Program in a tiny village in India may not be vastly different from hundreds of other Compassion centers around the world, but to this community it is a powerful, unique and tangible demonstration of God’s provision and an essential lifeline for mothers and their children.
Being a mother takes courage. Being an expectant mother in desperate poverty takes courage and so much more.
Each year more than 500,000 mothers die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications, most of which are preventable. The babies who survive while their mothers die are much more likely to die in their first year of…
After a disaster occurs in one of our countries, we often raise money to help those affected. We do this to help provide things such as food and water, shelter, bedding, trauma counseling or medical treatment, among other needs. Many times we also send disaster relief kits.
We’ve noticed variations of this question – Can I stay in contact with my child if he or she graduates or leaves the sponsorship program? – popping up in several of our posts about letter-writing. So we approached our contact center to help answer it.
Copies of maps that list the child development center numbers and give a rough approximation of where the centers are located in relation to one another.
Visit ourcompassion.org to connect with sponsors from your area or who sponsor a child in the same development center as your child.
The churches we partner with must meet a few requirements to be considered for a child development center. They must be part of an evangelical denomination, have a children’s ministry, have good church facilities to host children and have personnel to teach and care for the children. If they meet this criteria, then the formal…
A video blog from Compassion International President Wess Stafford telling the story of how Compassion began.
Check out the cool new feature on compassion.com that helps you stay informed about what’s going on in your sponsored child’s country.
Highly vulnerable children in our programs are children at greatest risk of physical, psychological or social harm relative to other children in our child sponsorship program.
Does my Compassion child attend school at Compassion’s child development center?
In the courtyard, Mariam’s sisters, Assanata and Zourata, are preparing to leave. They both have weekly appointments that they would not miss for anything in the world. They are registered at the Assemblies of God Central Church of Koudougou Child Development Center.
Mariam always awaits their return so she can taste the food that her…
Sponsor tours usually cost from $2,000 to $4,000, plus airfare to the departure city.
Is that the best use of your money? What is the benefit to your child — to children in poverty? Would it be better to use that money to: send a family gift, sponsor another child or donate to the Global…
Some people ask why we focus on individual child development rather than focusing on community development.
Here’s the answer – straight from the mouth of Tony Neeves, our vice president of international development.
Tell me if you can relate to this: When I first started sponsoring my Compassion child, I clung so tightly to that one picture I had of him — my one lifeline into his world. OK, so I knew from his bio that he helps his mom wash dishes and loves art, but I would…