Facts About Colombia: The Gateway to South America

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.

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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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 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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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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Pastor Makes His Own Mask and Gives Away His Own Food to the Poor in His Community

Meet a superhero: Pastor Ganiban! He’s using whatever he can so he can give whatever he has to those struggling. This man is just so incredible, using faith to fight fear during this global pandemic.

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How These 4 Heroes Are Helping Kids Right Now

The immense passion and heart of these four heroes just amazes us. They sacrifice and they give until it hurts. Be inspired. In this difficult time, the church is rising up around the world.

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Dr. Addisalem Gebresilassie wearing scrubs and surgical mask

From Sponsored Children to Health Care Heroes!

We’re so inspired by all the health care workers around the world who are sacrificing to save others. Meet five amazing people who grew up sponsored and are now giving back in a big way!

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What Can We Learn From Latin Americans About Happiness?

It’s been a tough few weeks. But today is the International Day of Happiness. In these stressful times, we wanted to turn to our brothers and sisters in Latin America — some of the world’s happiness experts — to see what we can learn!

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