Featured Stories

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
  • Never Too Late for Hope

    Jul 28, 2015

    Kikoni, Uganda, a slum in the capital city, is a place of desperation and hopelessness.

  • In Her Words

    Jul 28, 2015

    Nancy, the mother of a sponsored toddler in Peru, shares what sponsorship means for her daughter.

  • No Place Like Home

    Jul 27, 2015

    The home is where children learn their initial development lessons. And, where we provide benefits directly to sponsored toddlers.

  • Sewing Out of Poverty

    Jun 02, 2015

    Dozens of mothers get the tools to provide for their families thanks to a simple sewing program.

  • Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes

    May 29, 2015

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

  • Faith Through Fire

    May 13, 2015

    Shouts and laughter turned to shrieks of terror when 9-year-old Marlon was caught in an explosion.

  • Small Steps, Big Change

    May 12, 2015

    For a child in poverty hand washing can be the difference between life and death.


What is Poverty?

Poverty is an opportunity to provide an opportunity. It's an opportunity to free a child from a life sentenced to marginalization.

Poverty Color Wheel

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

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.

Fleeing the Knife

"Female genital mutilation and forced marriages of [preteen] girls to men decades older than them characterize the lives of 99 percent of Maasai girls."