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end extreme poverty featured

The idea of being able to end extreme poverty in the world often feels overwhelming. But with the latest news from the United Nations, coupled with independent research about our sponsorship program, it no longer feels unattainable. In fact, it could even be accomplished within our lifetime. This good news is our motivation to fight…

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bicycles bangladesh trees

There are over a billion bicycles in the world. Used for sport and exercise and regular old transportation. In the developing countries in which we work, a bicycle can mean so much more than just that thing that gets you from point A to point B. It’s sometimes a child’s only toy. A teen’s only…

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hope in haiti featured

In March of 2013, I visited Haiti. I was unprepared for the devastation that I saw and it upset me so much that I cried myself to sleep the first night. I wondered where the hope was in Haiti. Over the course of the next few days I quickly found that hope can rise out…

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micro loans

Families who lost everything in the 2010 Haiti earthquake needed help starting over. That’s why we initiated a low-interest micro loan program to qualified recipients to help them start new businesses in their communities. The results have been spectacular!

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rebuilding haiti crutch

In the months and years following the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, generous sponsors and donors around the world gave more than $31 million toward our Disaster Relief Fund for recovery efforts. It was the largest sum ever raised for one of our disaster relief campaigns. This fund enabled us not only to deliver provisions immediately…

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second friday letter writing club featured

As a mom and a Compassion sponsor, I have tried to involve my children as much as possible in our sponsorship journey. My children helped choose our very first sponsored child almost five years ago. We have spent time learning about the countries where Compassion is working. And we have written a ton of letters!…

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talking about africa feature

As a U.S. citizen, I’ve heard many reactions to my nationality as I travel to other places. A few gems: “We love Americans!” “We hate Americans!” “You can print your own money at an ATM.” “You’re all fat.” People have ample opportunities to see the United States in news and entertainment, so they have…

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thank you for supporting

Because of you, we saw over 1.5 million children in poverty go from weak to strong, from hungry to fed, and from lost to found. Thank you for a year full of lives changed in the name of Jesus!

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best-books-of-2014-featured

A few months ago, our blog guru, Sam, asked me to write a Top Five Books of 2014 post. He probably asked me this because I’m a writer. And I read pretty much all the time. But also because I think reading is a way to expand the mind, to experience things on the page…

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christmas-card-featured

Who doesn’t love getting Christmas cards? The sweet family photos, the stories from your out-of-town friends, the glittery paper creations. Filling the front of your refrigerator with a colorful collage of those you love. Even though you can’t stick this one on your fridge, we want to tell you – our family and friends -…

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top 10 instagram featured

One of the great advantages of working in countries around the world is capturing images and stories of the amazing people and places we see every single day. While we like to show off the best pictures on our Instagram feed, you might have been a bit busy this year and missed some of our…

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