Holes in the Pockets

Aleja wakes up very early in the morning, as she does every Saturday, to go to the market and buy the groceries for the week. She takes with her the same amount of money she usually does, but to her surprise she can’t even buy half of the things she […]

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Nine Questions With Cesiah Magaña

You asked your questions of Cesiah, field communication specialist in Mexico, and she answered. Take it away, Cesiah. 1. First of all, thank you so much for all you do for the precious children of Mexico! My question is, as you go through each day […]

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7 Questions With David Adhikary

Thanks for asking your questions of David, the Compassion field communication specialist in Bangladesh. Here is the wisdom he has to share with us!  1. First of all, thank you so much for all you do for the precious children of Bangladesh! My question […]

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The World Needs Light Now More Than Ever

I expect that many of you are aware of the global economic situation. Developed economies around the world are reeling. Food prices around the globe have skyrocketed. Businesses are struggling. Non-profits are laying people off, cutting back programs […]

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Redemption Needed

Remember when I told you about my new job? I’ve been doing it for several months now and so I feel like I’ve gotten a pretty good grip on things. Well … as good a grip as one can have on a job that depends entirely on world events. And oh my […]

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10 Questions With Ephraim Lindor

Thank you to all of you who submitted questions for Ephraim, my esteemed colleague in Haiti! As you all were curious cats and asked more than 10 questions, I picked 10 that I thought were representative of all the questions. As I mentioned before, Ephraim […]

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Playing God

Imagine sitting in a conference room at a large table with spreadsheets and proposals spread out before you. Laptops are opened, information is being projected on the screen, everyone around the table is intense. It looks like a normal business meeting, […]

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Iowa, Flooding and the Global Food Crisis

Early in the morning of June 11, after months of heavy precipitation, the Cedar River poured into the streets of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The water quickly swallowed the city. 1,300 city blocks disappeared. 24,000 people were evacuated. 83 of Iowa’s […]

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Why I Stopped Buying Bread

Contrary to the title of this post, I am not here to speak on my eating habits but the ever increasing food prices triggered by the global food crisis. I am sure that I am not the only one who has witnessed the prices of basic commodities going through […]

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Just Like My Mom

I’ve discovered that the older I get, the more amazing my mother gets. For a few years, my mother raised me as a single mom. I was too young to remember that time, and she never talked about it much. Whenever I would ask her questions about those […]

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Global Food Crisis: Is it Global? Is it a Crisis?

At the end of June, I had the opportunity to travel to a developing country for the first time since hearing about the Global Food Crisis. I spent the week in Tanzania visiting Compassion child development centers and learning firsthand the impact the […]

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