Photo Essays

Sometimes words just aren't enough to convey the incredible stories of children in poverty and those who fight on their behalf.

Photo and Video Essays: Words Just Aren't Enough

Sometimes words just aren't enough to convey the incredible stories of children in poverty and those who fight on their behalf.

Poverty Around the World

Poverty cannot snuff out a life — unless we let it. Please don't let it.

Ready, Set, Grow!

It’s hard to grow up healthy and strong in the context of poverty.

Two Mothers, Two Worlds, One Heart

On the surface, it would seem that an expectant mother in Togo would have little in common with Katy, a first-time mother in Colorado.

What Do Compassion Kids Eat?

Hint: You won’t find any pizza or chicken fingers here!

When I Grow Up

Compassion-assisted children are not only encouraged to have dreams for the future, but also to work toward achieving them.

From the Heart

Parents of Compassion-assisted toddlers express their gratitude for the blessings they have received.

Fighting for Her Future

When Lalitha’s father decided to stop her education and force her to marry at a young age, she stood her ground and fought for her rights.


a girl sits on the floor of her bedroom

30 Stunning Pictures of Bedrooms in the Developing World

The bedroom is e a safe haven, a place to curly up for sweet slumber after a long day. And it’s no different in the developing world.

a group of kids swim in a river

14 Playful Photos of Kids Being Kids

The best thing about working with kids around the world? No matter what country they are from, they LOVE to have fun.

a girl stands next to a bicycle

10 Beautiful Photos of the World’s Favorite Transportation

In the developing world, a bicycle can mean so much more than just that thing that gets you from point A to point B.

two girls hold the harvest from a garden

Developing Healthy Kids in the Developing World

Our local church partners address health and physical wellness in the specific context of the communities they serve.

a stuffed animal

When is a Toy More Than Just a Toy?

A glimpse into the powerful and magical world of toys in the lives of children in poverty — where a toy is more than just a toy.

two young girls hugging each other

Hug It Out!

These inspiring huggers will make your heart melt and motivate you to wrap your arms around someone to hug it out!

two boys hang upside down on monkey bars

30 Adorable Things Kids Say in Their Letters

Every once in a while, the things the kids we sponsor have written to us make us pause, laugh, and thank God that we get to be a part of their lives.

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