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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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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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21 Heartwarming Photos of Parents From Around the World

In this photo gallery, you can see the journey of parents around the world. And through that glimpse, may you take away a deeper understanding of the love of a parent. Every parent.

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The Poverty Game Changer

New poverty-alleviation technologies, strategies and tools pale in comparison to the impact of this one simple yet powerful concept that is a poverty game changer.

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Looking up to Young People in the World

In this month’s “Totally Worth It,” we’re highlighting some technologies and stories that will remind you that young hearts and minds have the power to change the future of poverty in the world.

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The Landslide in Ethiopia That Will Never Be Forgotten

Sometimes there are stories that just bother you, that rattle your soul, cause a lingering heartache and won’t let go. A few weeks ago, I heard about a tragic event that happened in Ethiopia and it hasn’t left my mind … or my heart. It started with a headline that you will likely never see in any western media outlet.

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What Does Healthy Child Development Look Like in Poverty?

In this month’s “Totally Worth It,” learn what’s new in the field of child development and how Compassion implements holistic child development in developing countries.

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