Compassion Alumni on the Impact of Sponsorship

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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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How NOT To Help Kids in Need

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What if, in our desire to help kids in need, our efforts actually hurt children living in poverty? Here is how NOT to help kids in need.

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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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A girl with limb difference wearing a white dress with a blue sash leans against a fence.

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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A man wearing a white doctor's coat and stethoscope around his neck smiles, arms crossed.

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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A girl who was trapped inside by a Ghana superstition wears a light blue sweatshirt and patterned dress smiles, standing next to a column in front of a black and white wall.

Trapped Inside for 8 Years, Sabina Is Now Free

Because of a superstition in her community in Ghana, this sweet girl was never allowed outside — for the first eight years of her life. Sabina wasn’t able to go to school, make friends or attend any public gatherings. Learn what the superstition was — and how sponsorship is ensuring children like Sabina are known, loved and protected!

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3 Surprising Ways Sponsorship Is Good for the Environment!

You probably know that sponsoring helps children in poverty receive the care they need to survive and thrive. But what you might not realize is that by sponsoring a child, you might just be helping the environment too! The people most affected by the environment are those living in poverty. That’s why in many centers, children and youths are learning the importance of stewarding God’s Creation. Here is a glimpse into three Compassion centers helping children become advocates for one of their most valuable resources: the environment.

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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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What happens to a girl when her relatives are all prostitutes?

What Happens to a Girl When Her Relatives Are All Prostitutes?

A remarkable story of protection, redemption and forgiveness

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Thank You for Loving and Protecting 2 Million Children

Thank You for Loving and Protecting 2 Million Children

There are now 2 MILLION children being loved and protected in over 7,000 local churches in 25 countries around the world! And it’s all because of YOU!

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Dear Sponsors, Kids Share What They Love Most About You

Sponsors give love, joy and so many smiles! We asked Compassion students in Sri Lanka about their sponsors, and they shared how much they really mean to them.

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Twins Overcome Poverty As Expert Craftsmen Of Guitars And Hope

Twins Overcome Poverty as Expert Craftsmen of Guitars and Hope

Kulwa and Doto are creative twin brothers who have come out of incredible adversity to become craftsmen of guitars, fashion and hope.

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