Compassion Stories | Compassion International

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

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.