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featured stories

Featured Stories - These featured stories from the developing world highlight the countries and communities we work in. The stories feature the children and families we serve and the churches we partner with. The vast majority of the stories are written by our local country staff.

The stories we feature on this page focus on the challenges in fighting extreme poverty in Africa, Asia, South America, Central American and the Caribbean as well as the needs of people living in abject global poverty. The featured stories promote our programs and the application of our Christian holistic child development model as a solution to release children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty.

Featured Stories
  • From Suffering to Salvation

    Feb 09, 2016

    Ana's father was a dangerous drug dealer who filled the family's home with abuse and violence. Ana needed protection.

  • A Mother Dreams of Safe Water

    Feb 09, 2016

    What if you knew the water you gave your children made them sick? Parents in poverty face that reality each day.

  • Transforming Homes, Changing Lives

    Feb 09, 2016

    Parenting classes for impoverished families transform their homes into havens for their children.

  • Beauty More Powerful Than Sadness

    Feb 09, 2016

    Art helped Hector take what some called a disability and turn it into a masterpiece.

  • Building a Foundation of Faith

    Jan 25, 2016

    It’s never too early to start building a child’s foundation of faith!

  • From Scorn to Belief

    Jan 25, 2016

    “My family and I used to badmouth Christians,” confesses Olga Cac. “I wondered, ‘Why do people bother to go to church?’”

  • Healing for a Wounded Spirit

    Jan 25, 2016

    Eshete has completely abandoned her former practice of satanic worship and found new hope in Christ.


Poverty Color Wheel

Our "poverty color wheel" vividly illustrates that the presence of poverty doesn't mean dignity is absent.

The Flat-Tummy Fweeps

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

Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes

The significance of sponsoring a child is that, in many ways and circumstances, sponsorship is a child's life.

The Power of Words

Words have power. They can destroy and create. Sometimes a single word can change everything.

24 Things Every Sponsor Should Know

The most important things you should know about sponsoring a child, from the mouths of Compassion employees and other sponsors.

Child Sponsorship Supplements Traditional Schooling

We not only address the academic but also the socio-emotional, physical and spiritual.