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Nicaragua Unrest: After Tourism Drops, Hunger Rises

Amidst the political unrest in Nicaragua in 2018, tourism came to a standstill. The decline meant one thing to families living in poverty in La Flor, Nicaragua: malnutrition.

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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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How Will You Surprise Your Family This Year?

Recently, we asked our friends on Compassion’s Facebook page to share how they use the Compassion Gift Catalog to give in honor of their friends and family. We heard so many amazing stories, but Holly’s really stood out! We love how she uses the catalog to bless her entire family — especially those on a difficult journey!

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How Healing One Girl’s Heart Is Healing a Whole Community

Mariam is something of a celebrity in her Ugandan community. Everyone wants to share the story of the 6-year-old’s incredible transformation. To her neighbors and fellow sponsored children, Mariam is a reason to hope — even when the future looks about as bleak as it can get.

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Strangers Shared the Love to Mend Her Broken Heart

This past Valentine’s Day, 12-year-old Irene in Burkina Faso had a broken heart. But she wasn’t the only one. In fact, her mom, dad, brother, grandmother, aunt and her friends felt hopeless and grieved. They all believed this radiant and loving young girl might soon die.

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A Beautiful Orphan Story: Finding Jesus After Trauma

This story of twin orphans will break your heart, while also reminding you of the love, beauty and hope in the world. “We are stronger than ever.”

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Potty Talk: The History of the Toilet and Why It Matters

Today is a good day for some potty talk. And no, I’m not talking about the kind we scold kids for! I think we should talk about actual toilets today, specifically the history of the toilet. Do you know why? Because World Toilet Day is coming up — a day set apart to bring attention to the global sanitation crisis — and because the history of the toilet has passed many people by. So, I say we get down to business and talk toilets.

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Miracle Triplets Say “Thank You” for Their New Home!

Together with friends across Australia, Canada and the United States, your support provided a safe and secure home for single mother Annet and her miraculous triplets just in time for their fourth birthday! A year and a half down the track, we check in on the triplets.

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What Really Happens When You Give a Goat?

Have you ever wondered what actually happens when you give a goat to charity? Learn how a Ugandan family’s entire livelihood was transformed by livestock given through Compassion’s Gift Catalog.

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Inspiring Millennials: How This 25-Year-Old Built a School for Children in Poverty

A “God Drop” is how Laura Hoke describes the salary offer she received her senior year in college from a large FORTUNE 500 corporation where she had worked as a marketing intern the prior summer. “I knew right away that God was entrusting me with those resources to do something special,” says Laura.

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

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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UPDATE: Two Years After the Deadly Mexico Earthquake

In 2017, Mexico suffered one of the most terrible earthquakes in its history. Two years later, lives are being rebuilt, thanks to the generosity of people like you!

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