5 Tough Questions About Poverty, Answered

Why do parents keep having children if they can’t afford to support them? Why don’t they get a different job, or work harder, if they need more money?

We put difficult but common questions like these to five brave parents of children are in Compassion’s program. In vulnerably sharing their experiences, they hope to break the stigma of and reveal the truth about living in poverty.

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The Story of a Devoted Father and His Boys

Damião, wearing a green shirt, is with his sons, Davi, wearing a white shirt, and Luan, wearing a blue shirt. They are hugging each other in their back yard. They are standing in the grass.

“My dad does everything for me! … I love him so much. One day I asked him to buy me ice cream and even without much money, he managed to buy it for me,” exclaims Davi about his father, Damião.

Upon hearing his son’s words, a tear falls from Damião’s eyes. In their culture, men rarely cry in front of others. But in the last few months, crying has been a normal part of Damião’s life.

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A woman stands at a windowsill of a mud and wood home, surrounded by four children.

5 Resources That Will Help You Build a Compassionate Family

We are excited to introduce you to five resources, all with the express purpose of helping you disciple your families while building hearts of compassion!

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New Moms First Six Months

New Moms: Celebrating the First Six Months With Love

For the second installment of our New Moms series, catch up with new moms, Juliet, Kate and Rahuma and their adorable 6-month-old daughters as they continue their journey toward their first year in our Survival Program.

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5 Creative Ideas For Entertaining Kids Over the Holidays

Fun and Free Ideas for Entertaining Kids Over the Holidays

Entertaining kids over the holidays can be a struggle. So much time, so little to do! But this list of creative and totally FREE activities will make your Thanksgiving and Christmas fun and memorable!

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3 New Moms Get the Chance to Have a First Hello

New Moms: 3 Mothers Get the Chance to Have a First Hello

Each day, more than 7,200 babies die from preventable causes — from premature birth and delivery complications to dehydration, diarrhea and disease. But we know it doesn’t have to be that way! Meet three brave new mothers in Uganda and their adorable babies who were given hope and the precious chance at their “first hello.”

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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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De-Childproofing Checklist: How to Welcome Children in Your Life

De-Childproofing Checklist: How to Welcome Children in Your Life

When you welcome a child into your life, you can forever change theirs. But where should you start? Here are some simple “de-childproofing” tips to help!

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The Reasons Why These Kids Love Their Dads Are the Best!

For this Father’s Day, we asked the children we serve around the world to tell us why they love their dads so much. Their answers were simply priceless!

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3 Fun Things for Kids on the New Explorer Website

3 Fun Things for Kids on the New Compassion Explorer Website

Calling all parents, teachers, ministry leaders and grandparents. We want to share with you three fun things for kids on the new Compassion Explorer website!

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Children Share Beautiful Reasons They Love Their Moms

For Mother’s Day, we asked children in our program to share reasons why they love their mothers. Here are their beautiful answers about the strong, loving women who raised them. “I love you mom, because…”

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Their Amazing Love Helps Boy with Cerebral Palsy to Be Happy and Thrive

Their Amazing Love Helps Boy With Cerebral Palsy to Be Happy and Thrive

David was born with cerebral palsy and requires extensive care. Today, he is thriving thanks to the exceptional love of his grandmother, his sponsor and Compassion tutors.

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