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

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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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Kids Around the World: Where I Get My Water

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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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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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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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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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Making a House, or a Cattle Shed, a Home

When 29-year-old Vanitha got married, parents from both sides were not very happy about it. When they didn’t have a place to live, she and her husband were given a cattle shed for their home.

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Ministry Highlight: Sri Lanka

Our work in Sri Lanka began in 2010 with the Child Survival Program. The Child Sponsorship and Leadership Development Programs have not yet been implemented.

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