Bolivian Church Helps Father of 7 Get Back on the Road
Richart has seven children. When he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus — a serious condition where fluid builds up on the brain — he worried how he could afford treatment, especially as he couldn’t work. With the support of a Compassion church partner in Bolivia, he received the care he needed.Continue Reading ›
What Happens When an Unsponsored Child Needs Emergency Care?
Here’s how ministry supporters helped Compassion to step in and offer support for 4-year-old Yoskiel and his family in Indonesia when he was diagnosed with eye cancer at age 3 — just a few months after he joined our program and didn’t yet have a sponsor.Continue Reading ›
Tough Questions: “How Did You End Up Living in Poverty?”
The causes of poverty vary widely. Poverty can be purely geographical: Simply where you are born can dictate so much about your life.
But although poverty is often passed down for generations, the plunge to life below the poverty line can also be blind-siding. These families share their experiences of being born into poverty or ending up there because of changing circumstances.
Why Abel Never Lost Hope During His Cancer Battle
Jonah and the whale. Daniel and the lion’s den. Esther saving her people. David facing Goliath. These are all beloved Bible stories for children and are guaranteed to come up when you ask a Sunday school class what their favorite stories are. One story you would not expect to be a 13-year-old’s favorite is the story of Job and his suffering. But for Abel, there was deep meaning in Job’s story.
Suffering in Silence: The Menstruation Taboo
In many impoverished communities, menstruation is a stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. Here are just three personal and societal aspects of life that are restricted when menstruation becomes unmentionable.
How Your Sponsorship Is Key During a Health Crisis
Here are three ways child sponsorship becomes more important than ever during a health crisis such as COVID-19.
Period Poverty: My REAL Most Embarrassing Moment
I’ve told very few people about my REAL most embarrassing moment. But it’s something that girls in poverty around the world have to face every day.
How Does Sponsorship Help Kids Physically?
When you sponsor a child, they are helped in many different ways. Learn how sponsorship helps children develop physically.
Promoting Good Health Education
Children registered in our program in Peru are taught good health practices according to age group as well as location.
What Are Complementary Interventions?
What are Complementary Interventions? How do Complementary Interventions help children living in the developing world?
What Is the Opposite of Poverty?
Our ministry often refers to the “opposite of poverty.” And, you might think that we are referring to wealth. The opposite of poor is obviously rich, right?