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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
  • No More "Xs" and Thumbprints

    Oct 23, 2015

    In a rural village in northern Thailand, a young mother dreams of literacy.

  • From the Heart

    Oct 23, 2015

    Parents of Compassion-assisted toddlers express their gratitude for the blessings they have received.

  • What Do Compassion Kids Eat?

    Oct 01, 2015

    Hint: You won’t find any pizza or chicken fingers here!

  • Fighting Famine With Innovation

    Sep 29, 2015

    Rainfall is unpredictable in the community of Kamwaa, but food security is not.

  • Journey Back to Health

    Aug 25, 2015

    Jeremy regains his ability to run and play when Compassion covers medical treatment for a debilitating leg condition.

  • Fighting for Her Future

    Aug 25, 2015

    When Lalitha’s father decided to stop her education and force her to marry at a young age, she stood her ground and fought for her rights.

  • A Brighter Future Through Skills Training

    Aug 24, 2015

    "Now that I am able to work and earn more than they ever did, it’s my turn to support [my parents]."

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