Carlos Garcia

    A group of tutors and staff from the Compassion center helped Carlos understand that his life did have meaning.

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    Olive Aneno

    My life has changed only because someone believed that they could make a difference. That they could release a child from poverty.

    Gil Paz

    Gil, a father of five, fell into despair and even contemplated taking his life after a devastating carpentry accident.

    Pamela Medina

    From a very early age, Pamela was inspired by her tutors at the Compassion center. Now, as a teacher, she fills her classroom with that same love and patience she once received from the dedicated staff who helped her find a path out of poverty.

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    Oscar Montero

    Oscar’s life was spiraling out of control. As a young child he was told by neighbors in his gang-run community that he would be nothing more than a drug addict and a thief. But his Compassion sponsor and the staff at his center sent him a different message — one of HOPE for a different kind of life!

    Meskerem Abebe

    Driven to empower children, Meskerem finished college and returned to the Compassion center she attended as a sponsored child — this time employed as a social worker.