Facts About Uganda: The Pearl of Africa

Group of children dancing in a dirt field in a city.

Uganda is home to bustling cities, breathtaking national parks and unique wildlife. And amid all its natural beauty, you’ll find even more beautiful people and culture. Learn some fun facts about Uganda that will help you get to know this vibrant and diverse country where nearly 126,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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How These Sponsors Raised $120,000 for Children in Poverty

A group of beneficiary children are standing outside with their heads together and are looking down at the camera.

Thinking about hosting a fundraiser for charity but not sure where to start? Matt Vermeer is a sponsor in Michigan who co-founded a golf fundraiser 10 years ago that has raised $120,000 for Compassion and helped find sponsors for 17 children! We asked him to share his secrets to hosting a successful fundraiser that people can’t wait to attend.

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Girl wearing a green dress and pink sandals and is sitting with a friend, wearing a white shirt, a red skirt and black sandals. They are sitting in one of the newly constructed classrooms of a Compassion center. The project tutor is in the front of the classroom, wearing a red plaid shirt and blue pants.

Facts About Nicaragua: The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes

Nicaragua is home to beautiful Caribbean beaches, active volcanoes and Central America’s largest lake. And amid its natural beauty, you’ll find even more beautiful people and culture. Learn some interesting facts about Nicaragua that will help you get to know this vibrant country where so many Compassion-assisted children live.

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Facts About Togo: A West African Treasure

Togo is a small West African country tucked in the midst of Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso and bordered on the south by the Gulf of Guinea. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Togo – the home of over 66,000 Compassion-assisted children.

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An up-close photo of a Ugandan boy with blue eyes and a white stripe of skin down his forehead.

Best of the Blog 2020: Your Favorite Stories of the Year

As you might expect during an incredibly challenging year, your favorite stories on the Compassion USA blog were inspirational ones. The most popular blog posts we shared during 2020 were those that showed the resiliency of the human spirit and the ability for God to redeem the most desperate situations. Here they are — your five favorite stories on the blog during 2020. May they inspire you all over again — or for the first time if you missed them before!

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Facts About Mexico: Home of Ancient Civilizations, Stunning Landscapes and Vibrant Cultures

Mexico is a beautiful country found in southern North America. From its rugged, arid northern region to its tropical southern border, Mexico features diverse landscapes and cultures. Today we’d love to celebrate this wonderful country where over 58,000 Compassion-assisted children live! Here are some fun facts about Mexico.

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Facts About Tanzania: The Land of Wonders

Tanzania is a stunning country found in East Africa along the Indian Ocean. We’d love to share some interesting facts about Tanzania that will teach you about its fascinating culture and traditions. Come travel with us to the country that nearly 100,000 Compassion-assisted children call home!

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Compassion Peru's national director posting with children in front a church. The children are smiling and waving while wearing brightly colored clothing.

Facts About Peru: The Land of the Incas

Peru is a fascinating country found in South America. We’d love to share with you some interesting facts about Peru – the home of over 80,000 Compassion-assisted children. Come travel with us to the land of the ancient Incas and experience its rich cultures and traditions!

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A boy in a white shirt and a straw hat with red trim is standing in front of two girls next to a chain link fence.

Facts About Honduras: The Land of Great Depths

Honduras is a stunning Central American nation that borders Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Learn some interesting facts about Honduras that will teach you about this fascinating country that is home to nearly 60,000 Compassion-assisted children!

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Children in Guatemala playing O Holy Night on xylophones.

This Video of Children Playing “O Holy Night” is Exactly What You Need Today

We hope you’ll smile (but we can’t promise you won’t also get a little choked up) when you watch these children and youth perform a stirring rendition of “O Holy Night.”

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A group of women standing on the back of a truck, wearing their Akha traditional custom dress and hats, holding colorful balloons and smiling.

Facts About Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Thailand – known as the land of smiles – is a beautiful country found in Southeast Asia. Today we would love to share some fun facts about Thailand with you – facts that will help you understand the culture and traditions of the remarkable country where nearly 60,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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Girl wearing an orange shirt. She is standing in front of a wall with colorful shapes all over it and is holding up a piece of paper that says Thank You.

The Top 5 Reasons These Kids Are Grateful Will Make You Grateful Too

Is it actually possible to give thanks in ALL circumstances … even when those circumstances are 2020? Yep … and these grateful children who live in poverty prove it! Find out what these kids around the world are thankful for, despite the circumstances of poverty.

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