Highly Vulnerable Children

Asia is the largest of the earth's seven continents, covering about one-third of the world's total land area. Its more than 3.9 billion inhabitants account for three-fifths of the world's total population and half of the world's hungry.

Asian regions are highly diverse in population, culture and language; however, with few exceptions, its many countries are economically underdeveloped. Reducing poverty in Asia requires holistic support addressing everything from social development and physical health, to education and vocational training, protection and justice for victims of abuse, and economic and agricultural productivity.

Compassion serves more than 250,000 poor children in five countries in the south and southeast regions of Asia:

Featured Stories from Asia

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.

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.

April sits in her home with her mother
Philippines Alumni
Compassion Alum Pays it Forward

April, a Compassion alumna, is preparing to serve as missionary to Nepal in July 2022. Learn about her amazing journey and write her a word of encouragement before her travels!

Indonesia Easter
Raya Celebrates Easter

Raya loves learning about Easter and can't wait to grab her bamboo torch to celebrate. What does a bamboo torch have to do with Easter? Discover Easter traditions at Raya's local center in Indonesia and learn more about spiritual development in Compassion programs.

Indonesia Youth Development
From Depression to Hope

After losing his mother, Joffian spiraled into a deep depression. But with the support of the local Compassion center, he is now filled with hope and healing.

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