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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Thai Cave Rescue: Life Is Bright One Year Later

One year ago, the world was riveted by the rescue story of the Wild Boars soccer team which was trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Twelve months later, Compassion-sponsored teen Adun, who played a role in the rescue, shares how life has changed for him.

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3 Surprising Ways Sponsorship Is Good for the Environment!

You probably know that sponsoring helps children in poverty receive the care they need to survive and thrive. But what you might not realize is that by sponsoring a child, you might just be helping the environment too! The people most affected by the environment are those living in poverty. That’s why in many centers, children and youths are learning the importance of stewarding God’s Creation. Here is a glimpse into three Compassion centers helping children become advocates for one of their most valuable resources: the environment.

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Why I Sponsor As a Person of Color

For each one of us, sponsoring means something a little bit different and affects our lives in varying ways. For Alyssa Esparaz, sponsoring a child has been a journey of coming home. A journey of learning to love her heritage and understanding her identity as Asian-Canadian. Find out why sponsoring children from the Philippines and Thailand has been so meaningful — both to her and to the children she sponsors.

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8 Breathtaking Photos of Hardworking Moms Around the World

Being a mom is a big job. From making sure a feisty toddler doesn’t eat rocks to sitting in solace with a hurting teenager, motherhood is intense. Here are eight beautiful photos of hardworking women around the world who exemplify a mother’s love. They face vast challenges yet persevere in working toward, praying for and believing in the best for their children.

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Meet the Midwives Saving the Most Vulnerable Babies in the World

Women living in extreme poverty sometimes lack access to hospitals and health care centers — so they rely on midwives to deliver their babies safely. Meet the inspiring midwives ensuring that the poorest moms receive care.

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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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10 Possessions Kids Living in Poverty Treasure the Most

From remote, isolated tribal communities to bustling cities and crowded slums, 10 children in our Child Development Sponsorship Program share the possessions they treasure the most. Their answers are sure to make you smile!

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Thailand Cave Rescue: Adun and His Church Gather to Praise God

Adun shares how he prayed and clung to his faith during the two weeks of being trapped in the flooded cave system at a special service last Sunday at the Compassion partner church he attends.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: Parents of Rescued Compassion-Sponsored Student Say “Thank You”

The 12-boy soccer team and their coach that were rescued from the flooded cave in Thailand have headed home from the hospital! Learn more about Compassion-sponsored student Adun and hear from his parents as we continue to pray for their recovery.

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How One Church Is Winning the Fight Against the Sex Trade in Thailand With Soccer

At all hours of the day or night, young boys will exchange their lunch money for time in front of a computer. Captivated by the online games, they are not unlike addicts — unable and unwilling to cut the ties to the only escape they have from their challenging lives in the slums. But the game parlors hide a sinister and dangerous secret. These always-open, unsupervised establishments full of impoverished children make prime target areas for recruiters looking to pull boys and young men into the sex trade.

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How Does a Church “Graduate” from Compassion?

One of our church partners in Thailand has “graduated” from Compassion’s support and now hosts a holistic child development program on their own.

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