March 03, 2013

Research Shows: Child Sponsorship Through Compassion Works

More than 9 million children around the world are enrolled in some sort of child sponsorship program. And more than $3.2 billion go into these sponsorship programs every year. Which must mean that child sponsorship works, right? That’s the exact…

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June 06, 2014

Experience Compassion Conference: Colorado Springs 2014

  We want to celebrate your partnership with us! Because of your child sponsorship and all the many ways you advocate on behalf of children living in poverty, we want to gather together to encourage and equip you with deeper ways to engage in…

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August 08, 2013

The Compassion Child Sponsorship Program: What Does Research Show?

…Over a period of two years, a team of researchers led by Dr. Bruce Wydick studied adults who were registered with the Compassion Child Sponsorship program from 1980-1992. What did the team discover?…

July 07, 2013

Does Compassion International Child Sponsorship Work?

…Today, thanks to the research of Dr. Bruce Wydick, professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, there is research data showing how and why child sponsorship works through our program. And the results are very exciting!…

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February 02, 2012

How Does Child Sponsorship Rate as a Strategy to Help the Poor?

…How does child sponsorship stack up against other ways to help the poor? Economics professor, Bruce Wydick reveals the answer to this question in his recent research findings….

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August 08, 2013

The Emerging Metrics of Doing Good

Global poverty delivers a miserable ROI in the wasted potential of human lives. Talent that goes untapped. Disease and decay. Hopelessness. Fortunately, the battle against global poverty is now showing reasons for hope. Despite conventional wisdom,…

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August 08, 2015

‘Poverty, Inc.’: The Global Poverty Industry

The room was packed, occupied by some of the most inspiring Christian leaders I’ve met from across the continent of Africa. I began my afternoon presentation in Ethiopia with a movie trailer for a new documentary, Poverty, Inc., that seeks to reveal…

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September 09, 2013

The Key to Ending Poverty is Hope

The third week of Blog Month has arrived, and with it our third writing prompt. Pick one of the photos below as your inspiration. Try to connect with the story behind the photo. Imagine the life and activity that preceded that moment. You can come at…

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April 04, 2013

You Want to Change the World?

Every day we are releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. But where is the evidence? What evidence of a changed life? Does it include an education? How about a relationship with Jesus? What does a changed life look like to you? You can…

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May 05, 2013

25 Years After Child Sponsorship

The Maseno Child Development Center is one of the oldest centers in the Lake Victoria region of Kenya. I am here to meet Evans, one of the first students to be registered back in 1987. Evans arrives at the center’s main office and is dressed in a neat…

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July 07, 2013

A Former Sponsored Child Learns to Dream Big

Nineteen years ago, Vicenta took her granddaughter, Mariela, to church so she could have her picture taken and, with that, Mariela was officially enrolled in our Child Sponsorship Program. Mariela’s mother left so she could go to work in the city….

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July 07, 2013

Former Sponsored Child Becomes an Entrepreneur Success Story

David, now 30 years of age, joined our Child Sponsorship Program in 1990. Living in Masaka, Central Uganda, he grew up in a large family and could not afford to further his studies past high school. But David was firm that he would succeed in life. In…

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