You can learn a lot about a person by what they’re thankful for. In this photo essay, you can step into the hearts and lives of children in poverty as they answer the question, WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
"I am thankful for my little brother Cris, for my mom and dad, for friends I can play with, and I am thankful I can eat at the center."
— Jennifer, 5 years old
"I am thankful to God for I am alive — He changed my life completely. I am thankful for the Compassion center, because we are supported and taught about Jesus. I am also thankful for my tutor, my sponsor and my parents."
— Alberto, 14 years old
"I’m thankful because I have one more day of life, because my parents are healthy, and because my family is always together.”
— Nayely, 14 years old
“I’m thankful because I have a sponsor and she helps my family. Her name is Susan.”
— Isabel, 11 years old
“I’m thankful because I can pray, for the help we receive, and because at the center they teach us about the Bible so we could get to know more about God."
— Elio, 10 years old
“I’m thankful because God always gives a new day of life to me and my family. I’m also thankful for my family because they are always with me when I wake up in the mornings.”
— Vilma, 13 years old
“I am grateful because I am able to paint and play with modeling clay.”
— Karolay, 6 years old
"I am thankful that my parents are alive because they care about me. I am also thankful for my new sponsor. She just sent me a letter and I am very excited about that."
— Ancajima, 13 years old
"I give thanks to God because He loves me so much and that makes me smile."
— Paola, 6 years old