Facts About Ethiopia: The Land of Origins

A group of smiling and laughing children wearing blue, camouflage, green, red and yellow are crowded together. There are more children in the background.

Ethiopia is a stunning nation found on the Horn of Africa. This landlocked country is one of the oldest in the world, and its people are proud of their rich heritage. Alongside the breathtaking vistas and fascinating traditions, there is deep need and suffering due to poverty.

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Not Convinced Your Letters Matter? Meet Kenenisa.

Kenenisa is wearing a blue shirt. He is sitting on a small ledge by the front door of his house and is looking through his sponsor's letters. His house is tan.

Letters. They are a source of joy and discouragement for nearly every sponsor I’ve met. If you sponsor a child, you might wonder: Do my letters really matter? To answer that question, let me introduce you to 6-year-old Kenenisa in Ethiopia!

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Facts About Burkina Faso: The Land of Honorable People

Burkina Faso — known as the land of honorable people — is home to more than 60 ethnic groups and many rich cultural traditions.
Today we’d like to share an array of facts about Burkina Faso — facts that will give you a deeper look into the culture of this beautiful country where tens of thousands of Compassion-assisted children live.

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A young girl wearing a pink shirt holds a dish and looks at the camera. She is in her family's kitchen, which has bamboo walls and a shelf of organized dishes.

Kitchens Around the World: 10 Fascinating Photos

These photos of kitchens around the world say more than words ever could.

Every kitchen tells a story. From Latin America to Asia and Africa, these intimate images captured by Compassion’s photojournalists show the remarkable ways that families —usually women and children — cook their food, gather with loved ones to eat it, and keep their kitchens organized.

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Masai in Najile, Kenya. A group of smiling boys in similar red clothes and headbands stand in a line in front of a dark sky and storm cloud.

Facts About Kenya: Culturally Vibrant, Beautifully Diverse

Kenya — home to more than 40 different ethnic groups — boasts of both cultural and natural diversity. Today, we’d like to share an array of interesting facts about Kenya that will give you a deeper look into the culture of this beautiful country where over 125,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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3 Girls Who Are Insisting They Are NOT Property

Throughout history, many societies have treated girls as little more than property to be traded in marriage. Enormous progress has been made, but entrenched beliefs are hard to overcome. The practices of child marriage, dowries and female genital mutilation, while illegal in many countries, are still a threat for many girls.

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Compassion Alumni on the Impact of Sponsorship

There are a lot of opinions about sponsorship — from your pastor encouraging you to sponsor a child, to your co-worker who thinks it’s a scam, to our invitations to sponsor, and everything in between!

But what do those who were sponsored as children think of child sponsorship? We caught up with five alumni of Compassion’s program to get their reflections on the impact of sponsorship.

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A COVID-19 Update From Compassion’s Three Regions

While cases of COVID-19 are slowing down in some countries, they are ramping up in others and deeply impacting the communities where Compassion works. Today, we’re going to hear directly from each of Compassion’s three regional vice presidents, to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Compassion’s ministry around the world. You won’t want to miss hearing directly from these leaders, serving on the front lines.

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4 Family Budgets Around the World

Would you like to take a peek into the pocketbook of a few families around the world? Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to live below the global poverty line of US $1.90 a day? These four families invited us to learn what it’s like to try to make ends meet in extreme poverty.

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How Your Sponsorship Is Key During a Health Crisis

Here are three ways child sponsorship becomes more important than ever during a health crisis such as COVID-19.

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How the Church (and YOU) Saved Sofia From Homelessness

When COVID-19 hit, single mother Sofia lost her ability to work and was facing homelessness with her three children. A local church was able to give her rent assistance, from generous donors like you. Now her family is housed, safe and together.

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11 Beautiful Photos of the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

One of the things many of us are missing right now is the chance to have long talks with good friends over a cup of coffee. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an important social event that brings communities together. These beautiful photos will help you experience it yourself!

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