Get the Facts About the AIDS Epidemic

Learn how the AIDS epidemic affects children and families in need.

How is Compassion fighting the AIDS epidemic and saving lives?

Sub-Saharan Africa remains the center of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and AIDS is shattering the lives of the children living there.

The AIDS epidemic is particularly devastating to poor children. Several factors multiply the destruction caused by the AIDS epidemic in developing countries:

  • lack of education
  • prevalence of environmental diseases
  • high cost of treatment
  • other factors of poverty (poor health facilities, communication and transportation difficulties, and unstable governments)

The AIDS epidemic is a global issue that often seems too overwhelming to understand and even more impossible to fight against. But Compassion's AIDS Initiative offers comprehensive and holistic services that allow us to proactively fight the AIDS epidemic one child at a time. This vital children's ministry provides:

  • shelter, food and counseling for AIDS orphans and treatment for those who are HIV-positive and now have AIDS
  • HIV testing for children living in poverty
  • AIDS education and awareness for poor children and their families

Join Compassion to fight the AIDS epidemic

Share your love, prayers and support with children in need who are struggling against the AIDS epidemic. Children are waiting now — sponsor an AIDS affected child today!

Sponsor a Child Living in an AIDS-Affected Area

As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus' name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today!

Every photo shows a child who urgently needs a sponsor. Which child will you choose to sponsor?


Please call us at (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT to speak with a Compassion Representative.

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Start Sponsoring a Child Today!

Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Just imagine how exciting it will be when one day you get to heaven and your sponsored child is there with you because you chose to sponsor him or her.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.