Compassion-assisted child Christian cleans up the ruins of his wooden home, which Typhoon Haiyan reduced to rubble. The typhoon killed thousands of people in the Philippines. No Compassion beneficiary deaths have been reported.
Christian, 7, and his grandmother Nora sit among the rubble of their home in the Philippine city of Bogo. Their wooden home was destroyed, while the concrete walls of neighbors’ homes remain standing. Nora, who has cared for Christian since his mother died last year, earns the equivalent of $11.90 a month as a house cleaner.
Compassion’s country office in the Philippines packed up relief goods for survivors of the typhoon.
Volunteers from Compassion’s country office in the Philippines organize relief goods to be flown to typhoon survivors.
Christian, whose sponsor lives in West Virginia, shows off medals he earned for doing well in class.