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Working in the Compassion USA Contact Center, I get the opportunity to help answer the questions of Compassion sponsors over the phone, via email, or online about their sponsored children. And often there are questions about the letters sponsors receive from their children.

Building a relationship through letter writing is one of the most important things you can do to offer hope to the …

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experience compassion conference

… , engage in worship led by the ROBBIE SEAY BAND, hear from powerful speakers such as BRUCE WYDICK, DR. SCOTT TODD and Compassion International’s President and CEO, SANTIAGO “JIMMY” MELLADO.


Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado

Bruck Wydick, Ph.D.

Scott Todd

Satish Kumar

Robbie Seay Band

Come visit beautiful Colorado Springs and connect with other advocates and Compassion staff, or just come to learn more about what we do – you, your …

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… beings—and their view of their own capacity—to facilitate positive change.”

– Dr. Bruce Wydick, professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco

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child sponsorship research video

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?


You can also view The Compassion Child Sponsorship Program: What Does Research Show? on YouTube.

** Video courtesy of Compassion Australia

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doing good

… Work ? published in the prestigious Journal of Political Economy in April 2013, Dr. Bruce Wydick reported “large and statistically significant impacts” for adults who were part of Compassion’s sponsorship program as children from 1980 to 1992.

The six-country, 10,000-subject research found that adults formerly sponsored through Compassion stayed in school longer. As a result, they were more likely to earn a white-collar, salaried position instead of seasonal, menial labor. And …

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child sponsorship infographic_FI

… 60 years — lives like Evans and Masilamani.

But 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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ronnie_wydick post

Growing up in Bolivia, Ronnie lived with his mother and three siblings. Throughout his childhood his family faced many difficulties; however, with the innocence every child has, he doesn’t recall specific tough moments.

“When one is a child maybe one is not very conscious that there is need; when one gets to adolescence or youth is when one is more aware of that.

“I remember my …

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May 30 2013

Never More Loved

Leah Wydick Article_PH

Shortly before her graduation from the Child Sponsorship Program, a significant event happened that almost prohibited Lea from completing our program — she discovered she had thyroid cancer.

“A diagnosis like that is not easy to accept. I couldn’t believe it, so we went to see another doctor.”

The second doctor confirmed the diagnosis.

Just two days after the terrible news, …

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charity research

… Which must mean that child sponsorship works, right?

That’s the exact question Dr. Bruce Wydick, professor for the Department of Economics at the University of San Francisco, asked … and he was surprised to learn that almost no in-depth research into international child sponsorship had been conducted:

“Given the number of individuals involved in child sponsorship relationships and the billions of dollars committed to them, it is surprising that almost no research exists that …

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fight poverty

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

So what are the best ways to help the poor in developing countries?

To answer this question, I polled top development economists who specialize in analyzing development programs. I asked them to rate, from 0 to 10, some of the most common poverty interventions to which ordinary people donate their money, in …

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