tag:compassion.com,2011-06-01:5-48299 Kenya Stories 2011-06-01T20:43:51.697-06:00 Compassion International Fleeing the Knife tag:compassion.com,2014-04-12:5-86936 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-12-12T00:04:20-07:00 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.

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.

Walking a Journey of Faith tag:compassion.com,2009-00-23:5-33260 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-03-23T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Elizabeth Karanja in Kenya

Faith never believed that within a year her life would look completely different. Compassion's program would educate her all the way to the university level.

Safe Haven of Learning tag:compassion.com,2009-00-09:5-33297 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-02-09T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Elizabeth Karanja in Kenya
Bernard dreaded what he would find when he arrived at home after school. It was not a safe place. Read how Compassion helped Bernard reach his true potential.  
The Hands and Feet of Jesus tag:compassion.com,2008-00-15:5-33396 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-04-15T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Elizabeth Karanja in Kenya
"Jesus loves you." The words roll easily off of Zipporah's tongue. She speaks them to her friends on the playground and to her neighbors as they bend over steaming pots of rice. Zipporah doesn't just speak about Jesus' love. She lives it. But she wasn't always this way.
10 Questions with Emily Kagiri, Child Survival Ministry Director tag:compassion.com,2008-00-14:5-33776 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-14T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell
Read about Emily's vision for the Child Survival Program (CSP), Compassion's ministry to infants, toddlers, pregnant mothers and caregivers.
A Safe Place to Turn tag:compassion.com,2008-00-12:5-33480 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-12T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Elizabeth Karanja in Kenya
Paul dreams of one day meeting his sponsor, to thank her for the life-changing support she has offered. "Most people do not know how it feels, but getting a gift from your sponsor lifts you, encourages you that someone loves you no matter what you are going through. This makes me realize that God had a purpose in my life. "
Compassion Responds to Crisis in Kenya tag:compassion.com,2008-00-15:5-33314 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-02-15T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell
Nearly a thousand Compassion-assisted children and their families crowd into refugee camps throughout Kenya. Few understand this tribal warfare that is ripping Kenya apart. But they all understand that now there are no blankets and there is no food and water.