In Togo, national statistics indicate that 39 percent of the population do not have access to an improved drinking water source. A quarter of the Togolese population do not have, within a 30 minute walk, a source of drinking water.
Kelsi spent the last year living and working in Nairobi, Kenya, and constantly fought guilt. She felt guilty for being “different.”
When Eyram did not take all of her medication, she had seizures. She lived in total fear.
Shauna Pilgreen, in the hospital for an unknown illness, can only think of one thing — her sponsored child Sadaam.
While we want every child to attain the highest possible level of formal education, not all children are meant to be academicians. This is why our staff in Ghana expose children to extracurricular activities that often lead to income-generating ventures.
We desire to serve the neediest possible. Sometimes that means traveling to where buses and cars cannot easily go.
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!
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.
Our field staff are some of the most remarkable people around! Jackie Nyaga is no exception.
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.
People love and respect David. Almost everyone calls him when they need veterinary services for their animals. Neighboring villages also seek out his help.
We’re celebrating 5 years of blogging for Compassion with a trip to Uganda – where it all began. Want to join us?
Irene and her country, once torn apart by the evil of genocide, now rise from destruction with songs of praise.
Welcome to Ghana and welcome to the Calvary Bible Child Development Center!
In a fast changing Kenya, the Maasai are learning the importance education plays in the evolution of their tribe into modern society.
“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?”
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.
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.
Not every child may have the skills or desire to be in the Leadership Development Program, but they do have talents singing or dancing.
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.
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.
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?