Facts About Ghana: The Land of the Warrior King

The Republic of Ghana is a bustling country found in West Africa. Ghana boasts great natural wealth and beauty, not to mention giant markets, colonial forts and a lively culture. Here are some fun facts about Ghana that will help you to understand the culture and traditions of this country.

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Facts About Colombia: The Gateway to South America

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Colombia – one of the most biodiverse countries in the world – is home to striking mountain vistas, tropical coastlines, powerful rivers and a portion of the great Amazon rainforest. Located in the northwest corner of South America, Colombia borders Panama, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

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Facts About Guatemala: Land of Eternal Spring

Guatemala is home to a Caribbean coast, majestic mountains and Mayan ruins and heritage. And amid its natural beauty, you’ll find even more beautiful people and culture. Learn some interesting facts about Guatemala that will help you get to know the country where so many Compassion-assisted children live.

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Facts About the Philippines: Pearl of the Orient Seas

The Philippines is a beautiful country found on an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Vietnam. Consisting of over 7,000 islands and islets, the Philippines boasts cultural and biological diversity. There is great need in the Philippines, but there are also amazing cultures and traditions to learn about. Today, we’d love to share some fun facts with you about the Philippines — the home of over 94,000 Compassion-assisted children.

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Facts About Ethiopia: The Land of Origins

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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Facts About Brazil: A Spirited, Lively and Beautiful Nation

Brazil – the largest country in South America – is home to tropical and subtropical landscapes. From the depths of the remote Amazon River basin to the lively metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil boasts stunning natural scenery and vibrant cultures.

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Facts About El Salvador: The Little Thumb of America

El Salvador — known as the land of volcanoes as well as “the little thumb of America” — is the smallest but most densely populated country in Central America.
We’d love to share some interesting facts about El Salvador with you today. These facts will help you gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of the beautiful country where over 63,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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Dignity and Diversity: Honoring the Children You’re Helping

The Latin term “imago Dei” is one that I first heard in a college Bible study. I remember sprawling on the floor of our dorm lobby, rolling the funny words around in my mouth.

Imago Dei. Image of God. That phrase has meant a lot to me over the years. For an organization that works in 25 developing countries, each with its own cultures, languages and customs, it is so important to see the imago Dei in every church and child we work with. Simply put, we must always make sure we are honoring a child’s dignity.

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Facts About Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

Indonesia is a stunning country found on the archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Made of about 17,500 islands, Indonesia has unique geography. These fun facts about Indonesia will give you a deeper insight into the culture and traditions of this country where over 150,000 Compassion-assisted children live!

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Facts About Bolivia: The Tibet of the Americas

Bolivia — a beautiful highland nation in South America — is nicknamed “the Tibet of the Americas” because of its similar high elevation and climate. See breathtaking photos and learn some interesting facts about Bolivia to get to know the country where over 93,000 Compassion-assisted children live.

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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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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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