In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.
We ensure that every child hears the gospel and has the opportunity to trust Jesus. We hope to lead children into a lifestyle of faith and commitment to God.
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All of our programs are carried out by the local church in the communities where the children we serve live. We minister to children, regardless of religious affiliation.
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Compassion engages children as complete individuals, addressing their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs.
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Compassion consistently receives high ratings from independent auditing firms and watchdog organizations. Every year, more than 80 percent of total expenditures are spent directly on children’s programs.
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Our approach addresses the many facets of a child’s life and can start at the earliest stage of development and continue into young adulthood.
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In fiscal year 2015, 81.8% of Compassion's expenses went directly to program activities helping children in our programs. This is one of the highest percentages for a child sponsorship organization.
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A trustworthy organization since 1952
"I can be a better mother to my children as I learn many new things at the CSP." — Flora, CSP mom in Indonesia
Compassion has been a trusted charity since 1952.
Numerous financial accountability groups and accrediting agencies have recognized Compassion for superior integrity.
"Partnering with God to raise up a leader in El Salvador
has been one of my greatest joys." — Brianne
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"Thanks for fixing my heart!" — Fatao, a Compassion-assisted child from Burkina Faso
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