Fitche Evangelical Mekane Yesus Child Survival Program

Child Survival Program Financial Integrity
How much of my monthly contribution goes to the mother and child?

At Compassion, we are committed to using your sponsorship money wisely. That’s why at least 80 percent of all our expenditures are used on programs that transform the lives of the poorest children. These include education, health care, food (where needed) and the opportunity to learn about Jesus.

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How Is Compassion International held accountable for the money it receives and spends?

For nearly sixty years, Compassion’s financial integrity and outstanding stewardship have given our ministry credibility around the world. To uphold our financial integrity and accountability throughout our organization, we insist on:

  • Annual audits showing exactly how our income is used.
  • Regular audits for our country offices.
  • Program audits that evaluate the effectiveness of our Child Survival Program in the lives of children.

Compassion continues to be recognized for superior financial integrity by several publications and financial accountability groups including:

  • Charity Navigator’s Top Star Rated Charities
  • The American Institute of Philanthropy’s Top Rated Charities
  • The NonProfit Times Top Rated Charities

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Where can I find more financial information on Compassion International?

A little research is always a good idea when you decide to partner with a ministry. Take some time to check out the references mentioned on this card.

If you have any questions, or would like a copy of our completed financial audit statement for 2011-2012, please call us at 877-221-5341.

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Who we are

Founded in 1952, Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.

Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

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How We Help

A child’s experiences from birth through three years of age will influence the manner in which the rest of his or her life unfolds. Through the local church, the Child Survival Program equips little ones for a healthy future by providing for their spiritual, economic, social, and physical needs.

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Supporting a Child Survival Project

As a Child Survival Program sponsor, your monthly support enables Compassion staff in a local church to work directly with little ones, their caregivers and expectant mothers. Your support will be directly used to help fund one Child Survival Project. In this way, you will develop an interest and connection with one specific project and the group of mothers it serves.

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What it costs

Supporting a Child Survival Project costs $20 a month.

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Where we work

The Child Survival Program provides safe, nurturing havens for mothers and their babies in 20 countries. We work in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkino Faso, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda.

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Benefits for mothers and babies

Compassion’s Child Survival Program (CSP) is a vital, first-step intervention on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable little ones. Through regular home visits and group activities, church-based CSP specialists provide prenatal care, nutritious food and supplements, ongoing health care and vaccinations, infant survival training, education, encouragement, spiritual nurturing and income-generating opportunities.

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Our core values

Compassion International is well-respected amongst our colleagues in the field of child development and sponsorship. We believe that adhering to our core values plays a significant part in helping us maintain our standing around the world. We are:

  • Christ-Centered. Without coercion, we teach the life-changing gospel to every child in a culturally relevant way.
  • Child-Focused. Our ministry directly engages each child as a complete person.
  • Church-Based. We choose to partner with the church as a local group of believers who can teach, train and mentor children. This is done in partnership with parents and the community.
  • Committed to Integrity. We commit to excellence and integrity to best benefit the children we serve. We commit to help children, families and churches create relevant child development activities. We commit to the highest professional and biblical principles.

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Program at a Glance

By inviting your church family to support a CSP, you’re allowing these mothers to give their children a fighting chance for healthy development. A commitment of $20/month provides the following:

  • Prenatal care
  • Nutritious food and supplements
  • Ongoing health care
  • Infant survival training for mothers
  • Spiritual guidance and education
  • The loving support of a local church
  • Income generating training & activities