Children and Poverty

If there is one place to find everything you need to educate yourself about children and poverty, this is it. Whether you are mildly curious or need to write an in depth research paper, you've come to the right place. This interactive resource center is chock full of all kinds of information to help you learn about children and poverty.

Whatever your question about children and poverty is, you'll likely find the answer here. You can get information, research statistics, take quizzes, play games, download posters, listen to podcasts, watch videos and so much more!

There is even a whole section designed specifically for kids to teach them about children and poverty. Cheer on your kids as they travel around the world and get a glimpse of how children around the world live. 

As seen in the Bible, children and poverty are two of the topics that God is most passionate about. Learning more about children and poverty yourself will help you draw closer to God and align your heart with His.

Children and Poverty


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The Poverty Wheel

The hub represents absolute poverty. The spokes represent the different needs of those in poverty. The rim represents enough.

Compassion's mission is to bring children from the hub of the wheel (poverty) to the rim (enough).

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Find Your Voice

Help the fight against poverty by learning how it affects the world around us.

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Speak Up

Learn how you can make a difference in the fight against poverty. Find out how you can get involved and speak out for those who can't.

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For Kids

Hey kids, Compassion has some great resources to help you learn about poverty and how other children around the world live. Hear their stories, read about how God is working in their lives, play fun games and learn some fun activities you can do at home.

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Poverty Wheel

Poverty is a complex problem.  The poverty wheel is a graphic representation of the problem of poverty.

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Poverty Quick Facts

The devastating reality of poverty becomes clear when you begin to understand the facts. These Quick Fact sheets contain statistics to help educate you about issues facing children in poverty.

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HIV & AIDS Education

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Map and Quizzes

See how much you know about HIV/AIDS, malaria and poverty.

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Photo Essays

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. And it's true. Sometimes words just aren't enough to convey the incredible stories of children in poverty and those who fight on their behalf.

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Radio & Podcasts

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What the Bible Says

Did you know that there are more than 2,000 references in the Bible to children and poverty? That is a big portion of God's word dedicated to these two topics. Obviously, these things are very close to God's heart. We have compiled a list of Scripture references that reveal God's heart for children in poverty.

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Recommended Reading

List of books about child poverty.

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Famous Quotes

Read famous quotes about children and poverty by prominent people.

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