Escaping Venezuela: One Boy’s Story of Fear and Hope

A teen boy in a blue shirt smiles at the camera inside a wooden house.

Venezuelan teen Jesús Daniel shares the harrowing story of his family’s flight from Venezuela to Colombia. He also shares about the hope his family and other Venezuelan immigrants are receiving through a local church, made possible by Compassion’s supporters.

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Why This Girl No Longer Thinks She Is a Failure

A girl in a red plaid dress over a white collared shirt sits at a table with a pencil in hand, smiling.

“I am stupid, I am stupid, I am stupid.” For Sharith there was no other explanation. She must be stupid, she thought, because she couldn’t understand anything she was being taught at school. At age 7, Sharith was a first grader for the second time, but her school performance wasn’t getting any better. Her schoolmates made fun of her. Her mother, Yeimi, began to wonder if she should take Sharith out of school …

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A woman stands smiling with her son in their kitchen where they have been feeding people fleeing Venezuela's economic crisis

Venezuela Economic Crisis: How “The Poor” Are the Rescuers

Thousands of Venezuelans have poured into Cúcuta, Colombia, fleeing socioeconomic and political crisis. And it’s the poor communities of this city giving vital help. Read the inspiring stories of these rescuers, providing hope and compassion despite their own deep poverty.

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Their Amazing Love Helps Boy with Cerebral Palsy to Be Happy and Thrive

Their Amazing Love Helps Boy With Cerebral Palsy to Be Happy and Thrive

David was born with cerebral palsy and requires extensive care. Today, he is thriving thanks to the exceptional love of his grandmother, his sponsor and Compassion tutors.

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child sponsorship progam graduate

Child Sponsorship Marked My Life

Jhon graduated from the Child Sponsorship Program in 2007. He set the goal to study because, in spite of not getting into the Leadership Development Program and not having financial resources, he knew God would find a way to fulfill his dream.

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Children Need a Healthy Smile

Children at the child development center receive an annual medical examination. A recent examination left our staff worried because the majority of children had dental problems.

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Living in Colombia: A Day in the Life of Ingrid

What is life like for a school-age girl like Ingrid living in Colombia?

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