The Extreme Jobs of People in Poverty

People living under the international poverty line go to extreme measures to earn a living. Often they have few to no safety nets — figuratively or literally. Meet four people in Asia who do extreme jobs to feed their families. Though their occupations are harsh, they can teach us the dignity of work and the beauty of sacrificing to care for your loved ones.

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Help! These “kids” are so cute, we can’t make up our mind!

We’re up to our eyeballs in cute kids over here (both the human and goat variety)! Cast your vote for your favorite adorable goat picture and your choice just might end up in Compassion’s Gift Catalog!

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Photos That Humanize a Humanitarian Crisis

When reading the news — especially news about large, complex issues — it is easy to begin viewing them as abstract. The human element blurs. We pray God will use these pictures of children, moms and dads, who live in some of the most dangerous places on earth, to awaken prayer and compassion in us for our global brothers and sisters facing crisis in Central America.

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💌 Youths Share Why Your Letters Are So Meaningful

As sponsors, we don’t always know what impact our letters have on the children we sponsor. So we asked photojournalists to interview young people about how their sponsors’ letters have been meaningful in their lives. Here is what they had to say. Be inspired by the opportunity you have to lift up, love and motivate children and youths in extreme poverty!

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3 Surprising Ways Sponsorship Is Good for the Environment!

You probably know that sponsoring helps children in poverty receive the care they need to survive and thrive. But what you might not realize is that by sponsoring a child, you might just be helping the environment too! The people most affected by the environment are those living in poverty. That’s why in many centers, children and youths are learning the importance of stewarding God’s Creation. Here is a glimpse into three Compassion centers helping children become advocates for one of their most valuable resources: the environment.

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This Is Where I Live: 7 Children Share Their Homes

Have you wondered what the homes of children living in extreme poverty might be like? Children from each of the seven countries where we work in Central America and the Caribbean took us on a tour of their homes! We hope having a glimpse into the homes of typical sponsored children in this region will help you know how you can pray for them — and how very much your support means!

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7 People Who Defeated Poverty With Their Sponsors

Read the stories of just a few people whose lives have been transformed, thanks to the support of their sponsors. Be inspired and encouraged that you are coming alongside young people just like these as they work to craft a future of purpose.

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Claiming Her Right to Protect the Rights of the Underrepresented

Asha has dreams of becoming a lawyer to help those in her community who need it most. She believes that nothing will stop her, but she’s facing incredible adversity to achieve it. With your help, she will.

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How Are Your Compassion Letters Delivered?

The journey of how Compassion letters get to and from the children you sponsor is sometimes one of adventure. In cases where a local church partner is isolated, Compassion staff sometimes have to go the extra mile — literally — to get your loving words into the hands of the eagerly waiting children.

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New Moms: Celebrating the First Six Months With Love

For the second installment of our New Moms series, catch up with new moms, Juliet, Kate and Rahuma and their adorable 6-month-old daughters as they continue their journey toward their first year in our Survival Program.

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What Gift Does the Child You Sponsor Get at Christmas?

Each year more than 1.9 million children in Compassion’s programs receive their very own Christmas present through the Christmas Gift Fund. For some children, it’s the only gift they’ll receive all year. And there are only a few days left for you to make sure the child you sponsor – and every child we serve around the globe– receives a handpicked gift just for them!

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10 Possessions Kids Living in Poverty Treasure the Most

From remote, isolated tribal communities to bustling cities and crowded slums, 10 children in our Child Development Sponsorship Program share the possessions they treasure the most. Their answers are sure to make you smile!

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