Children in Poverty - Compassion International

Children and Poverty All Children are Precious in God's Sight

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


Discover God's Heart
for Children and the Poor

The World's Poorest Countries

Millions of children live in the world’s poorest countries. They are children in desperate need, without hope or options.

Poverty Around the World

The poor carry the burden of poverty on their heads and on their backs. And they carry a shade of poverty in their hearts.

Create Compassionate Families

a father stands next to a mother holding a baby

Plant the seeds of compassion in kids’ hearts with our 6-week journey of Scripture and kitchen-table activities.

$2 Dinner Challenge

Our $2 Dinner Challenge gives a small taste of what life is like for children living in extreme poverty.

Poverty Color Wheel

Poverty is oppressive. But light shines in the darkness. And color brightens it. Vividly!

Poverty Cultural Night

Experience the culture of another country with this simple family activity.

Tour Our Headquarters

Visit our Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs and take the free interactive tour.

The Flat-Tummy Fweeps

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

About Child Protection

We are committed to safeguarding children from all forms of abuse and exploitation.