Child Sponsorship Program Gallery

Child Sponsorship Program Gallery
  • Girl sitting on blanket in home

    Eleven-year-old Patcharin Korpor sits on a woven blanket in her home in Thailand. Her father works as a laborer, having only finished grade six in school. Thanks to support from Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program, Patcharin won first place in her local science fair. She wants to become a nurse when she grows up, so she can care for her parents and others in her community who are suffering.

  • Antonio plays soccer outside in dirt yard

    Antonio Miguel Sibaja is an 11-year-old boy registered with Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program in Colombia. Life is hard for Antonio's family, who don't always have enough money for food, but their situation turned desperate when flood waters destroyed their home. Thanks to support from Compassion's emergency assistance fund, Antonio's family is not homeless. They have a new, sturdier home, and Antonio has a yard where he can play soccer.

  • Boy sitting on floor reading book

    Fourteen-year-old Chidchai Jinna-wan sits on the floor of his home in Thailand reading a letter from his Compassion sponsor. His father left the family, and his older brother works out of town, so Chidchai is the man of the house, even at his young age. He wants to become a policeman when he grows up, so he can better protect his mother from the dangers of their neighborhood.

  • Children in a school classroom with their teacher.

    A student works out a problem-solving exercise on a chalkboard in a classroom in Burkina Faso. One of the goals of Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program is for children to be empowered with at least primary level education. In Burkina Faso, public education is not free, and many children's parents cannot afford to send them to school.

  • Nicholas plays with old tire with his sister outside home

    Nicholas Sekikubo is our years old and is registered with Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program in Uganda. He and his sister play with a rubber tire outside their home. When Nicholas was six months old, his mother abandoned them, so they are being raised by their grandmother. She gardens and raises pigs for money, but the family still struggles to make ends meet. Compassion provides for Nicholas' school fees and other basic needs, empowering him to be released from poverty.

  • Erick looks down writing on homework at home

    Erick Alexander Aconda Padilla works on a homework assignment after school. He is 15 years old and is registered with Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program in Ecuador. Poverty is especially difficult for children with physical or mental challenges, like Erick. They often require therapy and even medical operations that their families can't afford. Compassion has stepped in to provide for Erick's needs, and his mother has seen the results. Erick has progressed from not speaking at all to now being able to communicate with his family and friends.

  • Leydy smiles sitting beside her mother as she cooks

    Eight-year-old Leydy Alexandrea Torres helps her mother prepare a meal in their home, which is made of loose boards and sheets of plastic tarp. Though Leydy is surrounded by such sparse, poor living conditions, Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program in Ecuador gives her hope. Through the project at her local church, Leydy does educational activities, learns about Jesus, and receives nutritious food.

  • Kevin Antonio Narvaez Pavon in doorway

    Kevin Antonio Narvaez Pavon stands in the doorway of his home with his mother and younger brother. They live there with six other people. Kevin is eight years old and has already had two medical operations to remove his tonsils and his appendix. With Compassion Nicaragua's help, Kevin hopes to become a doctor one day. He enjoys studying, and his favorite part of Compassion's program is learning about God.

  • Marzanda Najoan leaning on her father's shoulder

    Six-year-old Marzanda Najoan leans on her grandfather's shoulder. Marzanda's parents and siblings live in another town in Indonesia; when her father lost his job and finances got too tight, they sent Marzanda to live with her grandparents. Her grandfather plants fruit and vegetables for a small income, and Marzanda is registered with Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program, which is helping her improve her reading and writing.

  • Dipu plays soccer outside with friends

    Dipu Roy plays a game of soccer with his friends. This 15-year-old in Bangladesh says that he is able to continue his education only due to the support and generosity of his Compassion sponsor, whom he loves dearly. At the Compassion project, which is held in partnership with the local church, Dipu gets help with his studies and learns about Jesus. His favorite story from the Bible is David and Goliath, because he says it is a lesson that even small people can do great things.

  • Children in a worship service

    Children sit in a worship service at a Compassion center in the Dominican Republic. Compassion's holistic child development programs are held in partnership with local churches, which care for the spiritual, economic, social and physical needs of children in poverty.

  • Dilan sits with his sisters outside on grass

    Seven-year-old Dilan Aguilar reaches over to tickle his older sister, as the siblings play in the grass in front of their home in Ecuador. Dilan has always been mischievous and playful. After registering Dilan with Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program, his mother noticed that he started singing and praying to Jesus. She hopes he will grow up to become a musician, so he can sing for God all the time.

  • Andreina standing in the doorway

    Four-year-old Andreina Mejia smiles from the doorway of her home in the Dominican Republic. In her country, one of the most desired goals for parents is to provide their children with a profession, but the high costs of education often makes this impossible to achieve. Thanks to Compassion, Andreina will be able to continue her studies long past what her family's finances can afford.

  • Evelin Bloom teaches classroom of young children

    Eighteen-year-old Evelin Bloom is studying to become a nurse through Compassion's Leadership Development Program in Colombia. Select graduates of the Child Sponsorship Program are selected to continue their studies at university to become Christian leaders for their communities. As part of her focus on leadership, Evelin gives back by volunteering with the children at her former child development center. She leads educational activities, as she is pictured doing here, and teaches the gift of dance.

  • Children singing in classroom

    Children sing and clap their hands at St. Peter's Methodist Compassion child development center in Ghana. Music and dance are important to the culture of Ghana, as well a part of the educational experience of Compassion's program in Ghana, where approximately 28 percent of the population lives below the poverty line of $1.25 per day.

  • Children eating their lunch

    Children enjoy a nutritious meal of chicken and rice at a Compassion center in Togo. Malnutrition accounts for more than one-third of deaths of children under five years old. Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program ensures registered children have nutritious food, so they can grow up healthy.

  • Ireri Mantile posing

    Ireri Mantile (right) and two of her family members pose for a photo. Ireri is 18 years old and is registered with Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program in Kenya. Through Compassion, Ireri was given three goats, which have since multiplied to ten. Her family sells goats or their milk to help pay for Ireri's school fees. Ireri wants to become a doctor whens he finishes school, so she can help her community. The closest hospital is currently a five-hour walk away.

  • Max Jhoan Querebalu Santamaria

    Max Jhoan Querebalu Santamaria is six years old and lives in Peru. When he was little, he and his mother, Roxana, were registered with Compassion's Child Survival Program. Through the program, Roxana came to know Jesus and realized the importance of raising her children in a Christian home. Today, Max has a sponsor through the Child Sponsorship Program. His family still struggles financially, but Compassion ensures Max's spiritual, economic, social, and physical needs are met.

  • Children smile together in front of church

    A group of children registered with Compassion in Uganda smile for a photo in front of their local church. Compassion's holistic child development programs are implemented exclusively through local churches in developing countries, which are best able to meet the unique, individual needs of children in poverty.

  • Dipu Roy smiles in close-up

    Dipu Roy is 15 years old and is registered with Compassion's program in Bangladesh. He says that he is able to continue his education only due to the support and generosity of his Compassion sponsor, whom he loves dearly. At the Compassion project, which is held in partnership with the local church, Dipu gets help with his studies and learns about Jesus. His favorite story from the Bible is David and Goliath, because he says the story is a lesson that even small people can do great things.

  • Emmanuel

    Fifteen-year-old Emmanuel Nyena poses for a photo in front of his Compassion center in Uganda, which is held at the local church. Emmanuel has been registered with Compassion for several years; the program pays for his school fees, uniform, books and hygiene necessities, like soap. Emmanuel wants to become a doctor, which is a dream that he could not afford to have without Compassion's support.