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olive

Recently we asked Olive Aneno about her career as a social worker. Why did she choose a career in social work? And, what are the differences she sees in the children of Uganda and the children she works with in the U.S.

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rwandan terrain

We desire to serve the neediest possible. Sometimes that means traveling to where buses and cars cannot easily go.

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smiling children_ET

In 1993 Compassion’s ministry began in Ethiopia. This year, in celebration of 20 years of ministry our offices in Ethiopia are creating a special anniversary magazine and they’d like you to be a part of it!

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Sandra sits with Partnership Facilitator

In the Basofi Ningo culture and tradition, a child who dies must be buried at once. It is taboo to keep a body unburied for too long so Sandra’s family did not want to waste time sending her to a hospital.

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Jackie_FI

Our field staff are some of the most remarkable people around! Jackie Nyaga is no exception.

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Jul 24 2013

A New Home for Emile

Emile outside new house

Emile faces great challenges in life. He lives in a hut, in the heart of the bush, far from the nearest village. His room has palm branch walls and a straw roof, which leaks during rainy season.

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People love and respect David. Almost everyone calls him when they need veterinary services for their animals. Neighboring villages also seek out his help.

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travel to uganda_FI

We’re celebrating 5 years of blogging for Compassion with a trip to Uganda – where it all began. Want to join us?

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rwanda_hotel view

Irene and her country, once torn apart by the evil of genocide, now rise from destruction with songs of praise.

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GH801

Welcome to Ghana and welcome to the Calvary Bible Child Development Center!

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KE901-0441 Odupoi Pose

In a fast changing Kenya, the Maasai are learning the importance education plays in the evolution of their tribe into modern society.

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evans the teacher_ke

Evans grew up during a time of critical political and socio-economic change at both a local and national level in Kenya. But during this time, Evans had other challenges to confront beyond politics.

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Sponsored child in Kenya laughing

“A child in Indonesia wanted to know if people in Canada had hair on their feet to protect them from the cold.” Another child asked, “Is math the same in every country?”

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unsponsored children_FI

When someone stops sponsoring a child, the Unsponsored Children’s fund fills the gap so that children can continue to receive support until a new sponsor is found. For 9-year-old Happy, this fund helped save her life.

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Hannifah and Deborah

Born in Uganda with HIV/AIDS, Hannifah lost her mother when she was only one month old. She was a very sickly child, always being taken to hospital and her father considered her a burden.

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May 3 2013

He Go Go

he go go FI

Not every child may have the skills or desire to be in the Leadership Development Program, but they do have talents singing or dancing.

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Apr 29 2013

Remembering Abigail

abigail post_FI

Abigail lives in Ghana, is the youngest of six siblings, and her father died when she was three years old. Abigail taught her sponsor to enjoy letters from preschool and early elementary children.

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Cedrela Odorata trees

Beginnings may not be glamorous, but most worthy causes start small. We fail to remember little choices and little seeds can grow into something massive. Trees are a prime example.

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2012 UGANDA IT WORKS+

I came home from Ghana with severe chills, headache and a fever. I’d been in Africa two weeks, and these symptoms alarmed me. Could I be infected with malaria?

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ben mwangi_a life changed

Ben was raised in the slums of Korogocho — or the ‘city of trash’ in Nairobi, Kenya. Ben often wondered if he would be another statistic — one who died from drug addiction or disease.

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Apr 15 2013

What is True Impact?

stephanie and betty

Sooner or later, we’re all programmed to struggle with legacy and impact. Each of us is keenly aware that we’ve been engineered with talents and abilities to contribute to the world in some way while we’re here.

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letter translation_BF

A translator selection process starts when a need is expressed by one of our departments. Child-sponsor correspondence translation is the largest demand.

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methode and aunt_RW

Third-year university and Leadership Development Program student Methode was 6 years old when he witnessed the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a systematic massacre of more than 1 million people of the Tutsi ethnic group.

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Tabitha leans on the table and writes to her sponsor about how she and her family will celebrate Easter.
She is the younger of two children in a family with a strong Christian background. Her father is an evangelist and singer, and recently released his second album.

In one of his songs, Tabitha’s father defines Easter…

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olive

When The Lord’s Resistance Army came into Olive’s town in Uganda, her family was forced to flee from their home. However, things dramatically changed when she was enrolled in our program.

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