Children in Poverty | Compassion International

Children and Poverty Help Untangle the Problem of Poverty

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
- Matthew 19:14

All Children are Precious in God's Sight.

Embracing children is at the heart of who we are and has been honed over six decades of ministry.

Our Commitment to Children

Our ministry is focused on the individual child and his or her development. By working holistically with individual children to address their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs, we present every child with an opportunity to become a responsible and fulfilled Christian adult.

Our Commitment to Child Protection

In support of Christ's mandate to care for and protect His little ones, we are committed to safeguarding children in our programs from all forms of abuse and exploitation.

$2 Dinner Challenge

Get a small taste of what life is like for children and families living in extreme poverty. Take our $2 Dinner Challenge.

Tour Our Headquarters

When you take the free interactive tour of our Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs you'll see how long-term child development battles poverty.

Poverty Cultural Night

For one night, "fly" to a country where we work. When you "land" experience the culture with a few of our activities.

A Free Interactive Event for Families

If you're in Colorado Springs in the summer and you're looking for things to do with your kids, consider our half-day Step Into My Shoes program.

Ways to Get Involved

Practical ways you can make a difference — individually, as a church, as a community — for children in poverty.

The Flat-Tummy Fweeps

What might it have sounded like if Dr. Seuss had written a story about children in poverty?