A birthday is more than gifts. It’s an opportunity to show children that they are valued and loved — and children in poverty shouldn’t have to miss out. Each culture might have its own unique traditions surrounding birthdays, and our staff ensures children feel celebrated within that tradition. Enjoy these sweet photos of children celebrating their birthdays around the world!Continue Reading ›
Every child deserves the same access to quality education. But they don’t all get it. Meet two girls, both who live in poverty but whose educational stories are very different.Continue Reading ›
When we first shared the story of Karunia, a young girl with Apert syndrome, she blessed so many of us. Recently, Compassion Australia caught up with Karunia and her family to learn how she is doing. Be inspired by these beautiful photos and this family’s love and bravery!
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.
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.
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.
Read the stories of just a few people whose lives have been transformed, thanks to the support of their sponsors. Be inspired and encouraged that you are coming alongside young people just like these as they work to craft a future of purpose.
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.
Children living in poverty around the world get clean water in all kinds of ways. Some are blessed enough to have pipes deliver water directly to their home. But some children — especially those who live in more remote and rural areas — face quite an adventure to gather their daily water. We invite you along with Stevi and Arnold on their daily trek for clean water.
Have you ever given a Family Gift to the child you sponsor — or thought about giving one? Read the heartwarming stories of just a few families whose burdens have been lifted by the generosity of sponsors through a Family Gift!
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!
Christmas traditions vary from family to family as well as culture to culture! Travel the world with us as we explore unique, quirky and wonderful Christmas traditions across the globe!