Child Poverty

Child poverty is a serious and pervasive problem. Around the world, child poverty traps children in a cycle of hopelessness and despair where they find themselves literally fighting to stay alive each day. 

In fact each year, child poverty kills more than 10 million children before they reach the age of five. Most of these lives could easily be saved. Compassion's child sponsorship program is working to do just this. When you sponsor a child, you have the opportunity to form a personal relationship with them - something that can be a powerfully life-changing.

Your sponsorship is life-changing because child poverty is so much more than a lack of physical possessions. It's true, impoverished children often go without basic necessities such as food, clean water, health care and education. But beyond this, it is the false and devastating belief that no one cares about them - that they're worthless. You can change this.

Turn these heartwrenching child poverty statistics around — sponsor a child in need today for just $38 a month. Compassion is ready to match you with a child in poverty. You can offer your child the basic necessities of life, and more importantly, hope.

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Child Poverty: How to Make a Difference

As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus' name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today! Just click on a child's photo to learn more.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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