Children in Poverty - Compassion International

Children and Poverty All Children are Precious in God's Sight

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
— Matthew 19:14


Discover God's Heart
for Children and the Poor

Effects of Poverty
on Children

Poverty makes children especially vulnerable to disease, malnutrition, exploitation and trafficking.

The World's Poorest Countries

Millions of children live in the world’s poorest countries. They are children in desperate need, without hope or options.

Poverty Around the World

The poor carry the burden of poverty on their heads and on their backs. And they carry a shade of poverty in their hearts.

The Flat-Tummy Fweeps

What might it have sounded like if Dr. Seuss had written a story about children in poverty?

$2 Dinner Challenge

Our $2 Dinner Challenge gives a small taste of what life is like for children living in extreme poverty.

Poverty Color Wheel

Poverty is oppressive. But light shines in the darkness. And color brightens it. Vividly!

World Days of Observance

The history and purpose of select world days and their relationship to poverty, the poor and our child development ministry.

Tour Our

Visit our Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs and take the free interactive tour.