tag:compassion.com,2011-06-09:5-48735 Ghana Stories 2011-06-09T19:33:40.673-06:00 Compassion International What Do Compassion Kids Eat tag:compassion.com,2015-10-01:5-100642 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-10-01T09:10:16-06:00

Hint: You won’t find any pizza or chicken fingers here!

Rescued From the Brink tag:compassion.com,2015-17-24:5-90756 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-02-24T14:17:51-07:00

Destitute and starving, Lizzy and her twin infant sons clung to life.

A Church, a Fish Farm and a Changed Community tag:compassion.com,2015-50-09:5-89570 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-02-09T13:50:57-07:00

A local church, virtually unknown in its community for many years, has now become a town hub.

Hope for Grandfather and Grandson tag:compassion.com,2015-41-06:5-89485 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-02-06T15:41:23-07:00

One family in Ghana simply could not make ends meet, and a young boy and his grandfather were beginning to lose hope.

Responding to Ebola in West Africa tag:compassion.com,2014-14-01:5-86573 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-12-01T09:14:30-07:00

This photo essay highlights the measures we are taking to protect children and families.

Discovery of a Deadly Condition tag:compassion.com,2011-00-03:5-32566 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-01-03T00:00:00-07:00 Vera Mensah-Bediako, Ghana Field Communication Specialist and Leura Jones, Contributing Writer

Victoria was different from other children her age. She was often tired and unable to keep up with the normal activities of life. A routine checkup revealed the reason why.

Finding a Life of Praise tag:compassion.com,2009-00-29:5-33094 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-12-29T00:00:00-07:00 Vera Mensah-Bediako, Ghana Communications Specialist and Leura Jones

Kafui was an orphan before she was born. Premature and without a mother, her young brother became her caretaker. Overwhelmed with the responsibility he found hope in a Compassion center.

A Joyful Transformation tag:compassion.com,2008-00-15:5-32854 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-12-15T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Vera Mensah-Bediako in Ghana
Margaret worried that her daughter was in trouble at the Compassion retreat. Was she rude to the leaders? Did she fight?  Her mother was relieved to hear, "Mama, I accepted Jesus into my heart."
Stopping the Sting of Malaria tag:compassion.com,2008-00-13:5-33675 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-11-13T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Vera Mensah-Bediako in Ghana
With more than 3.5 million malaria cases in Ghana,Compassion's Malaria Intervention program teaches children how to help prevent the disease and get treatment an option few families can afford.
No Longer Helpless tag:compassion.com,2008-00-07:5-32700 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-01-07T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
No child should know the helplessness of wiping the feverish forehead of a younger brother as he shivers under piles of scratchy blankets. But for Japhet, that is a reality each year as malaria enters his family's one-room home.
The Right Thing to Do tag:compassion.com,2007-00-07:5-32972 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-11-07T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell

Mercy could have said no. She could have said, "I can't care for one more child." But her niece had endured too much loss. And while Mercy knew that she might not be able to provide food or clothes, she knew she could provide love.

An African Childhood Photo Essay tag:compassion.com,2007-00-02:5-32775 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2007-10-02T00:00:00-06:00 Chuck Bigger

Do you ever wonder what a day in the life of an African child is like? Emelia Aku Asare is a thriving 11-year-old in Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program. View a day in her life.

A Day of Celebration tag:compassion.com,2006-00-17:5-32680 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-07-17T00:00:00-06:00 Daisy Byarugaba in Uganda, with Brandy Campbell
Dr. Wess Stafford speaks at the dedication of the newly opened Compassion West Africa office in Ghana.
A Family's Prayers Are Answered tag:compassion.com,2006-00-17:5-33081 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-07-17T00:00:00-06:00 Daisy Byarugaba in Uganda, with Brandy Campbell
Emmanuel Addei was the first child accepted into the Miracle Life Child Development Center, Compassion's first project in Ghana. In just three short months, his mother has already seen a remarkable change in her son.