tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48299 Kenya Stories 2011-06-01T20:43:51.697-06:00 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!

Fighting Famine With Innovation tag:compassion.com,2015-03-29:5-100645 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-09-29T08:03:35-06:00

Rainfall is unpredictable in the community of Kamwaa, but food security is not.

Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes tag:compassion.com,2015-59-29:5-96194 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-05-29T11:59:23-06:00 Kristen Welch

The significance of sponsoring a child is that, in many ways and circumstances, sponsorship is a child's life.

Child Sponsorship Complements and Supplements Traditional Schooling tag:compassion.com,2015-08-13:5-94800 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-04-13T12:08:51-06:00

We not only address the academic but also the socio-emotional, physical and spiritual.

How is Our Child Sponsorship Program Different Than "Regular" Schooling? tag:compassion.com,2015-38-08:5-94699 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-04-08T10:38:08-06:00 Silas Irungu Fleeing the Knife tag:compassion.com,2014-05-23:5-86936 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-12-23T10:05:41-07:00 Silas Irungu, Compassion Kenya Field Communications Specialist

"Female genital mutilation and forced marriages of [preteen] girls to men decades older than them characterize the lives of 99 percent of Maasai girls."

Brave New World tag:compassion.com,2014-32-30:5-80684 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-05-30T00:32:40-06:00

Traditional and modern cultures collide for Kenya's Maasai. In the future young Maasai children will have to grapple with how to incorporate their traditional lives into a more modern future.

The Changing Face of Africa tag:compassion.com,2014-52-30:5-80707 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-05-30T00:52:04-06:00
New opportunities and improvements in Africa are changing the continent for the better.
Shaped With Purpose tag:compassion.com,2014-01-30:5-80741 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-05-30T15:01:53-06:00

Newfound faith and support empower one woman to thrive in the midst of the biggest health challenge of her life.

A Powerful Body tag:compassion.com,2014-57-31:5-77827 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-01-31T13:57:04-07:00

Pastor Albert never leaves his congregation doubting just how important it is to help the poor.

Faces of Effectiveness tag:compassion.com,2013-26-02:5-70743 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2013-06-02T17:26:02-06:00 Willow Welter

Sponsored children are more likely than their unsponsored peers to pursue careers with a service focus.

Food for Desperate Times tag:compassion.com,2012-05-31:5-56488 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2012-05-31T15:05:09-06:00 Brandy Campbell, Photos by Silas Irungu

In February 2011, just three months after the drought began, Compassion Kenya reported that more than half of the Compassion centers in the country had been affected by the drought.

Growing Up As a Girl in Poverty tag:compassion.com,2011-00-03:5-46034 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-05-03T00:00:00-06:00 Silas Irungu, Kenya Field Communication Specialist

In the Maasai community males are to be respected while females are neglected. For Patience, a mother of six girls, the struggle to protect her daughters became too much to bear alone.

Growing Up as a Girl in Poverty tag:compassion.com,2011-01-03:5-46412 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-05-03T15:01:00-06:00 Silas Irungu, Kenya Field Communication Specialist

Purity's six daughters were born into a harsh reality and put on a difficult path without any choices.  In Kenya investing in girls is considered a waste of resources.  Purity's daughter, Violet, registered with a Compassion Development center and the family received the help they needed.

Day in the Life of a Kenyan Sponsored Child tag:compassion.com,2010-00-26:5-32780 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-05-26T00:00:00-06:00 Elizabeth Karanja, edited by Sara Martin

In the Maasai culture marrying off daughters at a young age for a dowry is the solution to poverty. Irene's mother was desperate for a different answer; she found hope and a new path with Compassion.