Inspiring Stories of Courage and Bravery

Totally Worth It: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Bravery

“It is easy to get discouraged in a world full of evil, murders and lack of opportunity. It is easy to take our eyes off God and see our weakness and limitations. But with God, there are no limitations.” These are the wise words of 17-year-old Compassion student, Meryl. She’s our inspiration for these curated stories of courage and bravery from around the world.

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3 Girls Who Are Insisting They Are NOT Property

A girl in a red dress stands in the hills, head back and arms out to the side.

Throughout history, many societies have treated girls as little more than property to be traded in marriage. Enormous progress has been made, but entrenched beliefs are hard to overcome. The practices of child marriage, dowries and female genital mutilation, while illegal in many countries, are still a threat for many girls.

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I Will Never See My Children Starve Again

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened Mary’s family with starvation yet again, the church stepped in with a long-term solution to feed her family.

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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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Inspiring Millennials: How This 25-Year-Old Built a School for Children in Poverty

A “God Drop” is how Laura Hoke describes the salary offer she received her senior year in college from a large FORTUNE 500 corporation where she had worked as a marketing intern the prior summer. “I knew right away that God was entrusting me with those resources to do something special,” says Laura.

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How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?

How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?

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!

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5 Inspiring People Building a World With Gender Balance

These five ordinary but inspiring people are proving that through the collective actions of us all, we can create a world with gender balance.

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Twins Overcome Poverty As Expert Craftsmen Of Guitars And Hope

Twins Overcome Poverty as Expert Craftsmen of Guitars and Hope

Kulwa and Doto are creative twin brothers who have come out of incredible adversity to become craftsmen of guitars, fashion and hope.

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Agnes Hotay: How to Invest in the Leadership Potential of Young Women in Poverty

Agnes Hotay: How to Invest in the Leadership Potential of Young Women in Poverty

Having overcome poverty in her own life, National Director of Compassion Tanzania Agnes Hotay provides a unique perspective and understanding of what it takes for young girls in our program to do the same. For International Women’s Day, she shares some important ways we can invest in the leadership potential of young women in poverty.

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How We See Love This Valentine's Day

This Is How We See Love on Valentine’s Day

At Compassion, we see some exceptional examples of love that inspire us and make smiling simply irresistible. This Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share some of our favorites with you. We see love in…

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These Joyful Stories Will Fill You With Wonder

These Joyful Stories Will Fill You With Wonder

This month in our “Totally Worth It” series, we’re spotlighting stories that fill us with wonder. They really put the wind in our sails and encourage us to push forward in addressing the many facets of poverty.

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Looking up to Young People in the World

In this month’s “Totally Worth It,” we’re highlighting some technologies and stories that will remind you that young hearts and minds have the power to change the future of poverty in the world.

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