When kids grow up in an environment defined by childhood poverty, it’s difficult to have hope for the future. Through Compassion’s program, children in poverty are encouraged to dream of the future, have goals, receive an education and understand how to overcome childhood poverty. Your sponsorship provides food and clean water, medical care, educational opportunities, training in life skills and the opportunity to develop a lifelong relationship with God. These resources help support the whole family.
Child Poverty — Children in Poverty — Compassion International
Child poverty is a serious and pervasive problem. Around the world, child poverty traps children in a cycle of hopelessness and despair where they find themselves literally fighting to stay alive each day.
In fact each year, child poverty kills more than 10 million children before they reach the age of five. Most of these lives could easily be saved. Compassion's child sponsorship program is working to do just this. When you sponsor a child, you have the opportunity to form a personal relationship with them — something that can be a powerfully life-changing.
Your sponsorship is life-changing because child poverty is so much more than a lack of physical possessions. It's true, impoverished children often go without basic necessities such as food, clean water, health care and education. But beyond this, it is the false and devastating belief that no one cares about them — that they're worthless. You can change this.
Turn these heart-wrenching child poverty statistics around — sponsor a child in need today for just $38 a month. Compassion is ready to match you with a child in poverty. You can offer your child the basic necessities of life and more importantly hope.