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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Why I Sponsor As a Person of Color

For each one of us, sponsoring means something a little bit different and affects our lives in varying ways. For Alyssa Esparaz, sponsoring a child has been a journey of coming home. A journey of learning to love her heritage and understanding her identity as Asian-Canadian. Find out why sponsoring children from the Philippines and Thailand has been so meaningful — both to her and to the children she sponsors.

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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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The Best Gift I’ve Ever Received

My name is Gilbert Mfitundinda. I come from a beautiful community in rural Uganda where the last mountain gorillas live. But my family was poor. Even the poor called us poor. But then I received the best gift ever: sponsorship. And it has completely transformed my life. I want to tell you a little bit more about how sponsorship shaped my life — and what it has to do with my dream for my wedding!

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Experience the Joy of Easter Through a Child’s Eyes

Have you ever wondered what the child you sponsor learns about Easter at the Compassion center? Step into a classroom to experience it through a child’s eyes!

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5 Inspiring People Building a World With Gender Balance

These five ordinary but inspiring people are proving that through the collective actions of us all, we can create a world with gender balance.

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This Is What Happens When Child Sponsorship Equips Pastors

Pastors from our local church partners around the world share seven surprising things your support makes possible and the lasting impact they are able to make when they are equipped by child sponsorship.

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3 Things Paving My Way to Be an Aviation Mechanic

I’m Gabriela and I’m 17 years old. I am currently studying for a technical high school degree in aviation mechanics. I never thought this could be possible. Where I’m from, becoming an aviation mechanic is known as a career for men instead of women, and technical courses aren’t normally affordable for families like mine.

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15 Successful Compassion Alumni Share About Life After Sponsorship

We know child sponsorship works, but don’t just take our word for it. Meet these inspiring and successful Compassion alumni as they share about life after sponsorship. They are tangible proof that the cycle of poverty can be broken…one empowered youth at a time.

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How 5 Girls Are Restoring Hope With an App to Fight FGM

Synthia, a 17-year-old Compassion-assisted student from Kenya, joined with four classmates to develop an app to end female genital mutilation – and won second place at Google’s 2017 Technovation Challenge.

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Who Have You Invited to Your Table?

For years I traveled to the countries where this ministry serves children living in desperate poverty. I’d sit and listen to the children and their families’ stories. The gap between us seemed so wide even though we were sitting right next to each other. But then we’d share a meal. And the gap couldn’t stand up to this act of breaking bread.

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My Favorite Thing My Sponsor Wrote Me Was…

When asked, “What’s your favorite part of a letter?” the answer is easy for many sponsored youths. Eight children and teens answer this very question in the month’s edition of the Compassion Letter Club!

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