Yongyot and his older sister Alisa
    Compassion Center Protects Children from Loan Sharks

    Beneath the modern surface of Phitsanulok province, Thailand, many families struggle to find work, and their wages are low. In their desperation to simply make ends meet, many parents turn to the only option they have. They take a loan from illegal creditors. But when Yongyot’s mother couldn’t pay her debt, her children were left without protection … until the Compassion center stepped in.

    Boy with both hands on his face smushing his cheeks making a funny face.
    Uganda Letter Writing Sponsorship
    What To Avoid in Letter Writing: Cultural Insensitivity

    Writing to a child in a different culture is super interesting — but also a little tricky! Here are some tips and tricks to avoiding any confusion when writing the child you sponsor!

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    Ethiopia Photojournalist Diaries
    Unforgettable Mothers Who Have Shaped Me

    Go behind the scenes with Compassion Ethiopia Photojournalist Tigist Gizachew to share some of the moments that God has used to shape her own faith and reveal more of his love and goodness.

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    Health Prayer
    These 3 Children Are True Heroes of Faith

    Meet some inspiring children who stayed strong in faith during difficult times.

    Isabela stands on a street
    Brazil Highly Vulnerable Children
    Isabela Has Lost a Lot. These Advocates Help Give Her Hope.

    See how God has shaped Isabela into a beautiful new form — just like the butterflies she loves — using a global community of caring Christians.

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    Letter Writing Sponsorship
    12 Awesome Letter Writing Tips From Kid Correspondents

    We asked a few amazing kids to tell us their best letter writing tips and were so inspired that we wanted to share their thoughts with you.

    Ryand stands with the young men that he mentors
    Indonesia Alumni
    Leading with Integrity

    As a child living in poverty, Ryand never expected to reach his goal of becoming a public servant. Members of his community consider it an extraordinary feat. But thanks to Compassion and the local church, his dream became a reality … and he volunteers his time making sure that happens for other youths in his community.

    Mikiyas smiles at the camera
    Ethiopia Income-Generation
    Business Training Creates Financially Independent Youth

    In Ethiopia, the unemployment rate is consistently rising, and as the problem intensifies, job opportunities become slimmer. For youths like Mikiyas, this makes the future bleak. But his local Compassion center doesn’t leave him and students like him to fight for their futures alone.

    Mycaella and her family sit in front of their home
    Brazil Crisis
    Compassion Volunteers, Pastor First on Scene During Devastating Flood

    When the waters of River Itaperucu invaded the Trizidela community in northeastern Brazil, Compassion center volunteers were first at the scene. Mycaella and Alicia’s families saw their homes immersed in water — yet thanks to the center’s support, they were not left homeless.

    Nikola and Emiliana with their family in front of their house
    Tanzania Survival
    Compassion Center Helps Malnourished Twins Thrive

    An unprecedentedreport from the Food and Agriculture Organization reveals that approximately 193 million people across 53 countries are acutely food insecure and urgently need assistance. Six-month-old twins Nikola and Emiliana were part of these statistics. But thanks to Compassion’s Survival Program, they have been rescued from starvation and are growing strong and healthy!

    Photos and Videos
    Kitchens Around the World: 10 Fascinating Photos

    These 10 fascinating photos of kitchens show the ingenuity, adaptability and diversity of the families who cook and gather in them.

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    Crisis Food
    How the Global Food Crisis Is Impacting Children

    Malnutrition damages children’s growth, learning and development. Compassion and local church partners are doing everything possible to give children in poverty and their families resources and opportunities to thrive.