The Life of an Abducted Bride

Despite the Ethiopian government’s efforts to eradicate bridal abduction, it’s still frequently practiced in some rural areas. Bridal abduction has been illegal since 2005, but outside of the capital, the law is interpreted very loosely by the police and judges. Hence, girls as young as 11 years old are abducted and are given in marriage to men much older than them.

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Who Are the Highly Vulnerable Children We Serve?

Destu and her brother lost their parents and were left under the care of their aunt, who was also a prostitute. Destu assumed the responsibility of raising her brother and managing the house since their aunt was never at home to care for them.

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AIDS Crisis in Africa: What Compassion Ghana Is Doing About It

Compassion Ghana is intensifying its fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS with Compassion’s AIDS Initiative. Among the many activities aimed at achieving this objective is education. Florence Sena Amponsah is a Partnership Facilitator for […]

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AIDS Crisis in Africa: Living HIV-Positive

My name is Azalea*. I live with my daughter. She is 10, in grade four and is second in her class. So, we are two people in the family. My husband passed away several years ago after a short disease. He was suffering from a liver problem. We eat rice, […]

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World AIDS Day: Celebrating Your Global Impact

Thanks to you, we at Compassion have been able to implement comprehensive and holistic services that allow us to proactively fight AIDS one child at a time. Today, World AIDS Day, we honor you and the global impact you have on behalf of our Savior […]

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The History of Our AIDS Initiative

The Compassion AIDS Initiative has been around for five years. Yep, it’s our fifth anniversary this year! And in those five years, we have made some incredible strides, taken some risks, and as a result have sustained the lives of more than 20,000 […]

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The Last Mile: How Our AIDS Initiative Works

In the global fight against AIDS, the international community has brought access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to many health facilities around the world, but not all. Those lifesaving tablets that travel 10,000 miles sometimes don’t make it far enough.

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Why Should We Care About AIDS?

There are many sores in our society, but the one that plagues our world like no other is the AIDS pandemic. Those infected with HIV are treated like lepers and often ignored and shunned. As the Body of Christ, caring about this disease, which is primarily […]

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AIDS Deaths Worldwide

Here’s question seven in our lead-up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Remember when you answer each day’s HIV/AIDS question correctly, you are eligible to win a free CD – your choice of either Portable Sounds by tobyMac or Beyond Measure by Jeremy […]

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HIV Antiretroviral Therapy

Here’s question six in our lead-up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. Remember when you answer each day’s HIV/AIDS question correctly, you are eligible to win a free CD – your choice of either Portable Sounds by tobyMac or Beyond Measure by Jeremy Camp. […]

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