We could all learn a lot from these inspirational teen girls. Living in poverty makes pretty much everything more difficult for them, and yet they persevere. They dream. And they trust.
Oct. 11 is International Day of the Girl Child, and this year’s theme is “My Voice, Our Equal Future.” So here are six girls who live in poverty but refuse to let it silence their powerful voices. May their inspirational quotes and dreams for the future give you hope today!
Need a hopeful story today? Meet Tony Beltran. He started work shining shoes at age 7, but now he is national director of Compassion Dominican Republic.
We’re so inspired by all the health care workers around the world who are sacrificing to save others. Meet five amazing people who grew up sponsored and are now giving back in a big way!
Sosina grew up in extreme poverty in Ethiopia, but now she’s in veterinary school! Though she lives on just $12 a month, she gives a quarter of it away to help a girl in need — just as she was once helped.
Sponsored girl Yvette Mukamwiza is making headlines after winning a national innovation competition for designing a digital cane for the blind.
Collins grew up in hunger, but now he is getting his doctorate in plant pathology to fight for subsistence farmers and fight food insecurity.
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.
We asked sponsored children in South America what they want to be when they grow up. We love their adorable photos and quotes — showing just how much hope these kids have!
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.
Guatemala has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition the world. Many young people like Connie are forced to drop out of school to start helping feed their families. But something as simple as baking can change this story. Read how sponsorship and vocational training are bringing hope and opportunities to a small community in Guatemala!
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!
When Abas was a teen, he was known as the troublemaker in town. Even to the point of attempted murder. But through a series of miraculous events, and despite the persecution of his community, God turned Abas’ life upside down. If you love amazing stories of how people come to know God, you will want to read this!