Facts About Peru: The Land of the Incas

Compassion Peru's national director posting with children in front a church. The children are smiling and waving while wearing brightly colored clothing.

Peru is a fascinating country found in South America. We’d love to share with you some interesting facts about Peru – the home of over 80,000 Compassion-assisted children. Come travel with us to the land of the ancient Incas and experience its rich cultures and traditions!

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25 Powerful Photos of Children’s Rooms That Will Move You

poses with her children in their bedroom.

Step into the homes of 25 children who live in poverty. Whether it’s a corner of a domed traditional home, a simple hammock, or a private space created by a curtain partition, each of these children’s rooms offers precious insight into their daily lives.

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Students from the dance team in the gym, performing in the Christmas Show. They are wearing traditional outfits as they dance.

Facts About Ecuador: The Light of America

Ecuador is home to a tropical coastline, Andean highlands and volcanoes, a portion of the Amazonian jungle and the breathtaking Galapagos Islands. Here are some interesting facts about Ecuador that will give you a peek into the culture and traditions of the country.

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A girl wearing pink stands outside a small pink home with a tin roof. There is a fence made of pieces of wood and barbed wire around the home.

When All You Want is a Pink House

After her family was evicted from their home, 5-year-old Deneilis shared a two-bedroom home with 11 other people. Her family had to wait for their relatives to go to bed before they could pull out old mattresses and sleep on the living room floor.
Since the pandemic hit their island community in Colombia, jobs had become scarce. Her father looked for work every day but came home empty-handed all too often. Soon, hunger and stress took their toll on the family.

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A group of boys and girls are playing soccer on a dirt field at the project. A boy in a red shirt is kicking the ball.

Facts About Colombia: The Gateway to South America

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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Jasper is sitting on a blue table using his feet to color in a coloring book. Jasper is wearing a white shirt and gray and white striped shorts. There is a calendar on the wall to one side of him. Behind him is his bed and there is a fan blowing on him.

20 Photos That Capture How Awesome Children Are

The world feels a little wild at the moment, the future unknown. Yet every day I see stories about society’s smallest and most vulnerable members — children — who are facing extreme challenges with their heads up and their shoulders back.

Children — those funny, remarkable, resilient and surprising people — are one-third of our population and all of our future. If you need some hope today, here are 20 reminders that children are precious, and the future is in good hands.

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A group of children in Jericó, Brazil, cheer and laugh holding Brazilian flags. Some children are jumping, dancing.

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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A local community leader wearing traditional dress in Titicani Turari poses for a photograph with her baby son.

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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A young girl wearing a pink shirt holds a dish and looks at the camera. She is in her family's kitchen, which has bamboo walls and a shelf of organized dishes.

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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A man and four nurses wearing personal protective equipment look at the camera

A Surprise Gift for Brazilian Health Workers in Need

Second only to the U.S. in the number of COVID-19 infections worldwide, Brazil has faced supply shortages at its hospitals and health clinics that serve the neediest communities.

But here’s the good news: Brazilian health workers in need of supplies recently received surprise donations — thanks to all the generous people who have given to Compassion’s COVID-19 disaster relief efforts. Here’s an update from Compassion Brazil!

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Maisa, in a pink dress, is sitting in her wheelchair on the road outside her house.

This Girl in a Wheelchair Inspires All With Her Joy

Four-year-old Maisa from Brazil was born with a congenital malformation in her legs. Despite being unable to walk, her optimism is infectious, and she has found acceptance and encouragement at her Compassion center. Her bright smile and outlook will definitely bring you joy today.

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A boy sits in front of a collage made from flowers

These Children Created Art to Tell Sponsors How Much They Love Them

A group of children in Bolivia gathered together all of the arts and crafts supplies they could to create treasures for their sponsors. We wanted to showcase some of our favorite art projects for you – as a reminder that a child far away is thinking of you. Please enjoy these nine photos of children’s messages and art for their sponsors!

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