9 Photos That Show What It’s Like to Be Poor in Asia

Have you ever wondered what daily life is like for a child who lives in extreme poverty? Although the countries where Compassion ministers around the world are wildly diverse, there are a few commonalities, based on the economic status of the families we serve. Day-to-day routines in these communities can be vastly different from what we experience. Here are nine photos that will give you a peek into what many people experience each day in the communities where Compassion works in Asia.

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Report: Hunger Is on the Rise Around the World

According to a new report, the number of people around the world who are hungry is growing.

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The Extreme Jobs of People in Poverty

People living under the international poverty line go to extreme measures to earn a living. Often they have few to no safety nets — figuratively or literally. Meet four people in Asia who do extreme jobs to feed their families. Though their occupations are harsh, they can teach us the dignity of work and the beauty of sacrificing to care for your loved ones.

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Who Makes the Most Popular Drink in the World?

Can you guess what the most popular drink in the world is? Here’s a hint: Thousands of Compassion-assisted families work to produce it as a livelihood. But working to produce the world’s favorite drink often doesn’t provide enough for a family’s basic necessities. Learn more about the lives of these families and how sponsorship is breaking the generational cycle of poverty.

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Meet the Midwives Saving the Most Vulnerable Babies in the World

Women living in extreme poverty sometimes lack access to hospitals and health care centers — so they rely on midwives to deliver their babies safely. Meet the inspiring midwives ensuring that the poorest moms receive care.

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5 Inspiring People Building a World With Gender Balance

These five ordinary but inspiring people are proving that through the collective actions of us all, we can create a world with gender balance.

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10 Possessions Kids Living in Poverty Treasure the Most

From remote, isolated tribal communities to bustling cities and crowded slums, 10 children in our Child Development Sponsorship Program share the possessions they treasure the most. Their answers are sure to make you smile!

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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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What Impact Does Giving a Family Gift Have in a Child’s Life?

After his accident, Biswanath lost all his expectations for life. He couldn’t find a job due to his weak leg. He struggled to provide for his family and began selling marijuana. The dark side of life grabbed him.

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Making New Friends with Letters

Through our child development centers, the ministry has initiated a new type of friendship in Bangladesh. For sponsored children, friendship isn’t limited to age, distance or culture.

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The Bond Between Father and Daughter Is a Blessing

Sujon decided never to see his daughter’s face. Ignorance, superstition and the effects of a dowry system had hardened his heart. Somapti had a father, but she was virtually fatherless.

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Servant Leadership Lived Out

Our ministry in Bangladesh has been blessed by excellent managers who are contributing to the lives of marginalized children. Piyush is one of those making differences in the local community with his intelligence, talent, creativity and, most importantly, his heart for God and children.

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