Why Help People in Poverty in Other Countries When People Need Help Here?

Our time and resources are finite, yet there seems to be infinite need. We want to be kind to people in poverty and we want to do it wisely. Here are a few things to consider as you struggle through this question for yourself.

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Poverty Tourism vs. Pilgrimage

In its worst expression, poverty tourism is not just the exploitation of one group — the poor — it is the exploitation of two groups, those visited and those visiting.

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How to Fight Defeatism About Poverty in the World

“Every group of people I ask thinks the world is more frightening, more violent, and more hopeless — in short, more dramatic — than it really is,” says Hans Rosling, author of Factfulness. What contributes to this sense of defeatism about poverty and how we can fight against it?

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The Unique Way Men Are Helping to Fight Period Poverty

Young women around the world are affected by what’s referred to as period poverty. Being unable to afford feminine hygiene products can lead to serious problems for these girls. But this community in Uganda is combatting period poverty – even the men are getting involved to support their wives and daughters!

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15 Powerful Photos of the Journey From Child Slavery to Freedom

Millions of children around the world remain trapped in child labor. Ebenezer was 6 years old when he was sent to work on Lake Volta, a notorious hotbed of child slavery. These 15 powerful photos capture the injustice he faced … and his journey to freedom.

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What People Don’t Know About Global Poverty (Yet)

A recent poll by Barna reveals that 70 percent of U.S. adults hold a perception of the state of global poverty that is simply not true.

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New Barna Research on The Good News About Global Poverty

At Compassion, we know that pastors and their churches’ desire to develop disciples who deeply engage in caring for the impoverished. This is why we are excited to announce our partnership with the Barna Group to produce the compelling research project entitled The Good News About Global Poverty: What Americans Believe About the World’s Poor — and What Churches Can Do to Help.

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Suffering in Silence: The Menstruation Taboo

In many impoverished communities, menstruation is a stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. Here are just three personal and societal aspects of life that are restricted when menstruation becomes an unmentionable part of being female.

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11 Remarkable Photos of “Tiny Homes” in the Developing World

The tiny house movement that’s sweeping North America is actually nothing new. People have always found peace in the simplicity of tiny homes. Here are some remarkable photos of tiny homes from communities where we work in the developing world.

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Daring to Overcome Poverty to Become National Champion

Carmen became the 2017 National Junior Champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics, proving that poverty is not an obstacle to reach her dreams.

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Top 10 Compassion Blog Posts of 2017

As we reflect back over 2017 on the blog, we’ve shared ways to ignite your compassion, stories of hope, opportunites to act, inspiration for letters to the children you sponsor, and much more. All with the purpose to IGNITE the compassion that God has placed in us. Take a dive back through the year with the top 10 Compassion blog posts of 2017!

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It’s Love That Will Drive Out the Darkness

Every day, I’m hit with a headline in the news that leaves me feeling helpless. Acts of violence and hate seem to be happening more than ever. So this month for our “Totally Worth It” series, we’re highlighting stories and people who are lighting up the world through acts of compassion and love instead of hate.

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15 Out-of-the-Ordinary Journeys to School

As you’re getting your family ready for another school year, here’s a look at some of the great lengths children around the world are going to every day to get themselves to the classroom.

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