Shakul — the Story Behind the Striking Eyes

An up-close photo of a Ugandan boy with blue eyes and a white stripe of skin down his forehead.

Shakul’s unique beauty seems to have struck a chord, so we wanted to share his incredible story with you.

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How My Own Family Enslaved Me

The silhouette of two people throwing a fishing net into a lake.

Brenya’s aunt said she was taking him to another village to go to school. But instead he was forced into unpaid labor on Lake Volta.

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He Grew Up Hungry. Now He Fights Hunger With Science.

Collins grew up in hunger, but now he is getting his doctorate in plant pathology to fight for subsistence farmers and fight food insecurity.

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25 Reasons to Praise God This Christmas

Are you ready for some good-news stories before we celebrate the ultimate Good News of Jesus’ birth? You won’t want to miss these beautiful snapshots of the amazing work God is doing through sponsors and the local church around the world.

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How Healing One Girl’s Heart Is Healing a Whole Community

Mariam is something of a celebrity in her Ugandan community. Everyone wants to share the story of the 6-year-old’s incredible transformation. To her neighbors and fellow sponsored children, Mariam is a reason to hope — even when the future looks about as bleak as it can get.

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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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Miracle Triplets Say “Thank You” for Their New Home!

Together with friends across Australia, Canada and the United States, your support provided a safe and secure home for single mother Annet and her miraculous triplets just in time for their fourth birthday! A year and a half down the track, we check in on the triplets.

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3 Ways the World Has Changed for Children in 30 Years

This year, Compassion joins other humanitarian and child-focused organizations around the world to celebrate a landmark: the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A convention might sound a little boring, but this historic meeting laid out the human rights that apply to all children. We have a lot to celebrate about the progress children’s rights have made in the last 30 years. We’d like to highlight three ways things have changed in the past 30 years for children.

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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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Scrappers: 15 Photos of Life on a Landfill

Many Compassion-assisted families make their living on the garbage dumps. They don’t have much, but they do have determination, grit and enormous courage to do anything in order to provide for their families.

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Namesakes: Why Children in Uganda Are Named After This Woman

She’s not a politician or known worldwide. So why does this retired postal worker have three children in Uganda named after her and her husband?

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