tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48284 India Stories 2011-06-01T20:32:15.913-06:00 Compassion International Rescued From Child Labor tag:compassion.com,2010-00-26:5-33662 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-07-26T00:00:00-06:00 Jayaseelan Enos with Leura Jones, Contributing Writer

Hepsiba grew up in a dangerous community. Child labor was an inevitable future for her. Then the Leadership Development Program offered her a new hope.

The Product of Love tag:compassion.com,2009-00-09:5-32701 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-09-09T00:00:00-06:00 Provashish Dutta in India with Leura Jones, Contributing Writer

Barka went from being involved in gangs and drugs to becoming a leader for an Anti-Drug Rally. Read the miraculous story of how persistent love transforms hearts.

A Reason to Serve tag:compassion.com,2008-00-17:5-32595 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-11-17T00:00:00-07:00 Sumana Mani in India, with Brandy Campbell

As a mother, Kanchana persistantly wanted her son Saktivel to get an education. With the help of Compassion, a partnership grew with a fiercely determined mother who would do anything for her son.


Compassion Offers an Oasis of Peace and Hope tag:compassion.com,2008-00-22:5-33014 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-01-22T00:00:00-07:00 Sumana Mani in India, with Brandy Campbell
Soumya could have believed the lies of poverty and bigotry her parents taught her. But the day Soumya was forced out of her home, she said with certainty, "God will take care of me."
Who Can Give Love? tag:compassion.com,2007-00-19:5-33283 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-12-19T00:00:00-07:00 Sumana Mani in India, with Brandy Campbell

Radhika knows life would have been dramatically different without her Compassion sponsors. She could have been preyed upon by child traffickers or been a child laborer. But instead, she has a loving family and dreams of becoming a doctor.

Poor Children in India Have a New Future tag:compassion.com,2007-00-02:5-33086 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-11-02T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell

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

God's Gift of Love tag:compassion.com,2007-00-12:5-32653 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-02-12T00:00:00-07:00 Sumana Mani in India
A child in India learns the true meaning of gratitude.
A Mother's Call for Help tag:compassion.com,2007-00-08:5-33054 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-02-08T00:00:00-07:00 Sumana Mani with Brandy Campbell
Most mothers in India simply lack knowledge. When their children become dehydrated, mothers don't know how to strengthen their little ones' frail bodies, and mothers like Vellathai live in constant fear of the diseases that claim so many lives in their village. For Vellathai, knowledge has helped her redirect her energy from fear to action.
Compassion Helps Indian Mothers tag:compassion.com,2006-00-30:5-33842 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-10-30T00:00:00-06:00 Sumana Mani in India and Cherie Rayburn

Parents in India are learning to make art out of coconut shells thanks to the Partners of Compassion Fund. The skill is lucrative, allowing them to earn a profit of 40 to 100 times. Read more about this amazing program.

Running the Race Set Before Her tag:compassion.com,2006-00-23:5-32889 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-10-23T00:00:00-06:00 Sumana Mani in India, with Brandy Campbell
Growing up the only daughter in a traditional Indian family in Machilipatnam, India, Suma has struggled to find her place in her family and community. But her insecurity about her place in the world changed when she began attending the Sharon Child Development Center (IN-145), where she thrived in a community of love and support.
Educating Indian Mothers and Changing Lives tag:compassion.com,2006-00-11:5-33185 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-09-11T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell

Through Compassion's Child Survival Program and the faithful gifts of donors, Santhy and her family now have hope for their future. She is learning valuable skills that she can one day pass on to little Swetha so this child will be able care for a family of her own.

Compassion India's Child Survival Program tag:compassion.com,2006-00-20:5-32581 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-02-20T00:00:00-07:00 Sumana Mani, Compassion India Communications Specialist

Thanks to the Cross Child Survival Program, Amsa, a 35-year-old tribal woman who has never attended school, is now able to write her and her six children's names on a piece of paper. This is quite an accomplishment for a woman who grew up illiterate. Previously outcasts, her family's status is also changing.

Playground Equipment Raises the Bar for Eastern Indian Kids' Fun Quotient tag:compassion.com,2005-00-04:5-33701 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-11-04T00:00:00-07:00 Janet Root, Contributing Writer

Recently, seven Compassion India projects in the eastern part of the country built children's recreational areas and purchased playground equipment with the help of POC funds. As a result, the nearly 1,200 children they serve and their friends can enjoy playing in a safe environment.

A Taste of India tag:compassion.com,2005-00-03:5-32467 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-10-03T00:00:00-06:00 Sumana Mani, Compassion India Communications Specialist, and Hannah Tirzah Shunker, East India Country Director's Assistant

India's people, landscape and culture are as varied as the stars. With more than 14 official languages and terrain as diverse as deserts and snow-clad mountains, this land of multiplicity remains a must see for any tourist.

One Teen Discovers Determination Key to Giving tag:compassion.com,2005-00-03:5-32586 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-10-03T00:00:00-06:00 Sumana Mani, Compassion India Communications Specialist
Hannah is a typical teen who likes to go to the movies with her friends and basically hang out. But she had a most atypical focus last summer  sacrificing so she could go to India to meet her sponsored child. Read how Hannah saved enough money to meet Hemalatha on the India Sponsor Tour.