Your donation to the Where Most Needed fund will help us better serve children in extreme poverty.
If a 9-year-old can get kids sponsored, so can you!
Compassion supporters sponsor children for many different reasons. Some do so because they have been blessed and they want to give back. Others see a need and feel compelled to meet it. Many feel called by God to fulfill His command "to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8 ,NIV).
Spend an average of 4,000 hours in safe, nurturing programs
Stay in school up to 1.5 years longer than unsponsored peers
Are up to 18% more likely to have salaried employment in their adult years
Are up to 40% more likely to finish secondary education
Are up to 80% more likely to graduate college
Are up to 75% more likely to become leaders in their communities
In 2008, Dr.Bruce Wydick, Professor of Economics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco set out to determine the impact of international child sponsorship.
Dr. Wydick’s study focused on 1,860 formerly sponsored children from 16 Compassion development centers. These once sponsored children were compared against 3,704 of their unsponsored siblings. To ensure the data was unbiased, his team also studied the lives of 2,136 non-supported families in the communities of these development centers and 2,444 individuals from nearby villages where Compassion support was unavailable at the time of research.
By the end of the study, data was collected on more than 10,000 individuals in six developing countries. 207 international sponsorship programs exist today. Compassion® was the only organization to provide information to Dr. Wydick.
Through a relationship with a local church and a caring sponsor, a child is able to discover his or her true value.
that unlocks the potential within their heart
to defeat illiteracy and provide critical skills
to protect against malnutrition
to fight back against disease and sickness
through a local church to overcome fear and hopelessness
to protect from crime, violence, and danger
Our Child Sponsorship Program has been vetted by independent, peer-reviewed research and is shown to be an effective approach to helping children overcome extreme poverty.
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