“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.
As we look back at 2015 and consider the natural disasters, corrupt governments, and refugees looking for a home, many people around the world are living on (and some, literally) shaky ground. Then when we consider the changes happening in our own lives with families, jobs and homes, it’s a lot to handle.
Through our Instagram photos, we strive to tell the stories of the children and families our programs serve. We not only want to share in their joys and hardships, but to celebrate their talents and personalities.
Imagine a life where every breath feels like your last one; where two or three steps lead to you gasping for air; where a simple cough results in you vomiting blood; where even if your heart’s desire is to run around with your friends, it simply refuses to let you.
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.
These alumni didn’t have to worry about what not to wear when they were in the Compassion program. Listen in on their favorite memories about the clothes from their childhood.
In extreme poverty, the basic human longing to be loved is often trumped by the need to survive. Enter the local Compassion program staff.
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.