Research Shows: Child Sponsorship Through Compassion Works

Research shows that children who participated in Compassion’s holistic child development through sponsorship program stayed in school longer, were more likely to have salaried or white-collar employment and were more likely to be leaders in their communities and churches than their peers who did not participate in our program.

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Why Holistic Child Development?

Holistic. Body, mind, heart and spirit. It makes all the difference in the world and this infographic will show you how.

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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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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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A Thanksgiving Story That You Won’t Forget

Collins grew up in hunger, but now he is getting his doctorate in plant pathology to advocate for subsistence farmers. Collins’ story embodies so much of what we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. For the parents who are working so hard despite unimaginable difficulties. For the churches who are loving their littlest neighbors. For the little ones themselves who have so much potential. And for compassionate people like you – who are making stories like these possible!

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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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How Jesus Is Shaping My Perspective on Being a Good Neighbor

Compassion President Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado shares how Jesus’ teachings on being a good neighbor can transform how we all serve as Christ followers.

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2019 Nobel Prize: How Research Is Key to Ending Global Poverty

The recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics are advancing the need for research on what works and what doesn’t in poverty alleviation: something Compassion is actively practicing!

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Ending the Terror of Bride Kidnapping

In the bride kidnapping tradition of the Hmong people, girls can be forcibly married to their abductors. But churches in Thailand have been fighting for change.

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20 Cute Baby Photos to Make You Smile

Because some days, you just need to smile.

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Doctor Piña: Released From Poverty to Heal Others

Jose Frank grew up in poverty, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a doctor who is now helping heal his community — physically and spiritually.

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Christmas Traditions in Colombia

Officially, Christmas begins on Dec. 7 when Colombian people celebrate Candle Day, an important festivity in which kids and adults join at night to light candles in the streets and windows. Offices and homes are decorated with lanterns and candles that welcome the holiday season. They are also accompanied by fireworks.

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This Hero Has Rescued 150 Girls From FGM

Florence Lomariwo’s lifelong crusade against female genital mutilation, or FGM, started with her own narrow escape.

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