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How Does Sponsorship Help Kids Physically?

When you sponsor a child, they are helped in many different ways. Learn how sponsorship helps children develop physically.

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A woman selling beans on a street in Kibera, where some people go for poverty tourism.

What Poverty Tourism Gets Wrong

Is poverty tourism just a harmless way to gain insight into what it’s like to live in poverty? Sidney Muisyo explains the underlying and deeply flawed messages that slum tours are based on and can further ingrain in us. He also explains how you can visit an impoverished community in a way that is mutually honoring and beneficial.

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How One Remarkable Mailman Encourages Sponsors on His Route

Kosto, who was once helped by Compassion, is now a mailman in Australia and encourages sponsors as he hand delivers their letters!

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Shakul — the Story Behind the Striking Eyes

Shakul’s unique beauty seems to have struck a chord, so we wanted to share his incredible story with you.

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A group of children through confetti in the air, standing in front of a table with a birthday cake on it.

11 Sweet Photos of Birthdays Around the World

A birthday is more than gifts. It’s an opportunity to show children that they are valued and loved — and children in poverty shouldn’t have to miss out. Each culture might have its own unique traditions surrounding birthdays, and our staff ensures children feel celebrated within that tradition. Enjoy these sweet photos of children celebrating their birthdays around the world!

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How My Own Family Enslaved Me

Brenya’s aunt said she was taking him to another village to go to school. But instead he was forced into unpaid labor on Lake Volta.

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He Grew Up Hungry. Now He Fights Hunger With Science.

Collins grew up in hunger, but now he is getting his doctorate in plant pathology to fight for subsistence farmers and fight food insecurity.

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How NOT To Help Kids in Need

What if, in our desire to help kids in need, our efforts actually hurt children living in poverty? Here is how NOT to help kids in need.

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25 Reasons to Praise God This Christmas

Are you ready for some good-news stories before we celebrate the ultimate Good News of Jesus’ birth? You won’t want to miss these beautiful snapshots of the amazing work God is doing through sponsors and the local church around the world.

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A Tender Story About the Power of Letters

When Luis Angel was 7 years old, he received his first letter from a loving couple who had begun sponsoring him. Thrilled to know someone was praying for him, Luis embraced each word from every letter he got until his departure to heaven.

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4 Things I’ve Learned From Living Without Hands

Eleven-year-old Cleidy from Guatemala was born missing both hands. Here is an essay this bright girl wrote about what she has learned from living with limb difference.

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Can Technology Help in the Fight Against Poverty?

Microsoft and Compassion have partnered to create a groundbreaking app that may change how nonprofits fight poverty around the world!

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