tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47818 2011-05-30T15:08:06.577-06:00 Compassion International Responding to Ebola in West Africa tag:compassion.com,2014-14-09:5-85425 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-10-09T09:14:30-06:00

This photo essay about Ebola in West Africa highlights the measures we are taking to protect children and families.

News and Views tag:compassion.com,2012-10-23:5-56688 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-23T15:10:02-06:00 Paul Moede and Tim Glenn A Motivation That Overcomes Poverty tag:compassion.com,2010-00-01:5-32474 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-07-01T00:00:00-06:00 Paul Henri Kabore, Burkina Faso Communications Specialist

When Adama's mom was declared HIV-positive, their lives, already marked by poverty, accelerated into desperation. Today, Adama has hope that motivates him to succeed.

A Girl in Uniform, A Child of Hope tag:compassion.com,2009-00-22:5-33857 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-06-22T00:00:00-06:00 Paul Henri Kabore, Burkina Faso Communications Specialist, with Brianne Mullins

Leaticia's dream to become a military doctor was first a prayer and is now transforming into reality. Through the Lord and Compassion she is defeating the bonds of poverty.

A Good Start tag:compassion.com,2008-00-16:5-33779 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-10-16T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Paul Henri Kabore
At an early age Francis knew he would have to work to help provide for the family. But his uncle registered him at Compassion-assisted child development center, and now he has a good start to life and a bright future.
A Burkinabe Family Comes to Christ tag:compassion.com,2008-00-19:5-32462 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-19T00:00:00-06:00 Paul Henri Kabore

"At that time I could not believe that I myself would be Christian," Fati said, smiling. What convinced her to give her life to Jesus was Compassion taking care of her daughters with no ulterior motives.

Compassion Energizes Child Evangelism in Burkina Faso tag:compassion.com,2007-00-12:5-33554 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-02-12T00:00:00-07:00 Ovetta Sampson
A church in Burkina Faso expands their children's ministry through the support of Compassion sponsors.
A Story of the Heart tag:compassion.com,2006-00-16:5-33021 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-05-16T00:00:00-06:00 Janet Root, Contributing Writer

Since she was a little girl, Rasmata had always had chest pains. But lack of resources kept her family from getting proper medical care. Thanks to the physical exam she received at her Compassion-assisted project, Rasmata's heart problem was discovered and now she is receiving treatment.

Burkina Faso's Migrant Sons and Daughters Return tag:compassion.com,2006-00-20:5-33190 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-01-20T00:00:00-07:00 George Gitau, Compassion Burkina Faso Country Director
Regional civil strife has forced many migrant families to return to their homeland, Burkina Faso. Read how Compassion is bringing healing and hope to 4,000-plus Burkinabe children -- many from refugee families that earn less than $1 a day.
Burkina Faso, Land of the Upright tag:compassion.com,2004-00-01:5-33180 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-08-01T00:00:00-06:00 Sidney Muisyo, Kenya Communications Specialist
While one would expect that with such desolate poverty the people of Burkina would walk with stooping shoulders and downcast faces, nothing could be further from reality. The Burkinabe are a people who walk with dignity. Indeed, Burkina Faso means "Land of the Upright."
Compassion Expands to Drumbeats in West Africa tag:compassion.com,2004-00-01:5-33335 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-08-01T00:00:00-06:00 Sidney Muisyo, Kenya Communications Specialist

Compassion president Dr. Wess Stafford gives a heartfelt expression to his joy at hearing the drumbeats of Compassion's ministry right at the back yard of his childhood home in Africa.

Interview with Country Director George Gitau tag:compassion.com,2004-00-09:5-32934 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 Contributed by Gideon Vink and Sidney Muisyo

Burkina Faso Country Director George Gitau discusses the challenges and successes of establishing the first West African Compassion office.

Headed West tag:compassion.com,2004-00-30:5-33050 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-04-30T00:00:00-06:00 Cherie Rayburn, contributing writer
Compassion expands its work to West Africa with the launching of projects in Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest countries. "To start," says George Gitau, the new country director, "we plan to open seven projects and register 1,400 children in July 2004."