tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47828 Bolivia Stories 2011-05-30T15:18:18.537-06:00 Compassion International Construction Zone tag:compassion.com,2012-08-31:5-56395 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-31T15:08:25-06:00

Every child is a little construction zone. When you’re near one, grab your hard hat and be alert! Ask yourself, What is God building here? Can I do or say anything to help this project along? A child’s tender spirit is very impressionable. In this issue you will read about some amazing sponsors and donors who have seized “moments” to powerfully build up children’s lives.

Abandoned Mother Turns to God tag:compassion.com,2011-00-18:5-33363 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-01-18T00:00:00-07:00 Galia Oropeza, Bolivia Field Communication Specialist and Leura Jones, Contributing Writer
When Lidia gave birth to her daughter she was alone. Her newborn baby's life was quickly slipping away and her husband left. The Child Survival Program stepped in and showed her who she could trust.
Abandoned No Longer tag:compassion.com,2009-00-12:5-32441 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-11-12T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell with Galia Oropeza in Bolivia

Millions of children around the world are abandoned each year by families who cannot afford to meet even their most basic needs. But with Compassion, children like Ronald have a different future.

All Work and No Play tag:compassion.com,2008-00-07:5-32952 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-07-07T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Galia Oropeza in Bolivia
Rubé® started his first job when he was 5 and wasn't able to attend school. Now, because of the support of his sponsor, he is able to go to school and have his supplies and fees covered. He is determined that his younger siblings will have a childhood free of work.
Faith in Action tag:compassion.com,2008-00-29:5-33209 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-04-29T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Galia Oropeza in Bolivia

The Fuente de Vida Church was poverty-stricken, and children living in Cochabamba still slept on filthy dirt floors and suffered from malnutrition. Compassion helped them open a student center and they saw growth in the spiritual, economic, social and physical health of each child registered.

Changing the Course of History tag:compassion.com,2007-00-24:5-33503 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-05-24T00:00:00-06:00 Djanira Blanco in Bolivia, with Brandy Campbell

Kabir Miranda grew up in a city filled with abuse and violence, and his own home was run by the heavy hand of an alcoholic father. His story of deliverance begins with a perseverant mother and the hope of a heavenly Father.

Bolivia's Dr. Ruth: A Sponsor's Legacy of Love tag:compassion.com,2005-00-17:5-33031 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-05-17T00:00:00-06:00 Janet Root, Contributing Writer

As a child born into poverty no one believed Ruth Coquira's desire to be a doctor was anything more than a dream. No one, that is, but her Compassion sponsor. Read how the blossoming relationship between sponsor and child helped Ruth become a healer for other destitute children.

Local Compassion: Helping Bolivia's Native Children Move Forward tag:compassion.com,2005-00-10:5-33133 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-02-10T00:00:00-07:00 Janet Root, Contributing Writer
In Latin America, Bolivia has the largest indigenous population of whom 70 percent are destitute. More than half of the children enrolled in Compassion Bolivia's programs are indigenous; read how compassionate intervention is breaking poverty's hold on these youth.    
Then and Now: Proof that "It Works" tag:compassion.com,2003-00-24:5-33365 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2003-11-24T00:00:00-07:00
In 1997, Compassion initiated "It Works," a pilot project to document the progress of Compassion children. We visited many kids and gathered overviews of their current situations. Then we returned several years later to follow up. Here are some of the photos and stories both then and now: