Facts About Sri Lanka: Pearl of the Indian Ocean

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Sri Lanka is a beautiful island nation off the southeast coast of India. Here are some interesting facts about Sri Lanka that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions in a country that is home to over 10,000 Compassion-assisted children.

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Why These Flood Survivors’ Heads Are Above Water

Densy is wearing a blue and white dress and is standing in front of her home. She is putting her hand up on the brick to show where the water was.

February feels like a lifetime ago now, doesn’t it? But on Feb. 29, we posted this prayer request in Compassion’s monthly prayer calendar: “Pray for the families of 1,558 children in Sri Lanka affected by recent heavy rains and flooding. Pray for grace and provision.”

Grace and provision. Those are things that we need today, too. That’s why we wanted to share with you some GOOD NEWS about Densy, whose family was among the thousands affected by flooding in Sri Lanka. As a reminder that God hears our prayers. He never stops listening.

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A Day at the Compassion Center Through the Eyes of the Children

Have you ever wondered what the child you sponsor experiences at the Compassion-assisted child development center? Take a peek into child development centers in Colombia and Sri Lanka!

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A boy stands at a fence holding a glass of water.

Kids Around the World: Where I Get My Water

Find out where these 13 kids from around the world get their water in these beautiful photographs that show the need for more accessible safe water.

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A woman in a yellow dress holds a baby.

Preventing Maternal Suicide in a Land Healing From War

Maternal mental health disorders and maternal suicide affect women worldwide. But they affect women in poverty more than any other women. Meet a woman whose tireless dedication is saving the lives of mothers — and their babies.

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A woman with a baby in her lap sits inside in front of a small fire with a pot on top of it, with smoke in the air.

9 Photos That Show What It’s Like to Be Poor in Asia

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.

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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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Margaret Lutley and sponsored child

27 Wonders of the World

Margaret Lutley’s counter above her kitchen sink is framed with photos of more than 30 young people — at least one from each country where Compassion works — who are living better lives today because of her.

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A Home Filled With Love

One family was close to divorce because of the burden of a child. After joining the Child Survival Program, they are now positive examples to other mothers and fathers in their community.

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A Special Needs Child Living in the Developing World

Dhanush would bang his head hard on the ground and pound his fists against the hard cement ground. For our staff and for his mother, Indrani, it was heartache.

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What Do Popsicles, Brooms and Coconut Oil Have in Common?

Guided by an agricultural officer in her country of Sri Lanka, Vasantha started a small gardening project in her front yard. But she didn’t stop there.

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Celebrating Christmas in Sri Lanka

Stage lights were flickering and decorations were sitting proudly on the stage. Inigodawela Child Survival Program staff members were rushing to and fro trying to get things completed in time to start their Christmas program.

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