tag:compassion.com,2011-06-09:5-48718 Rwanda Stories 2011-06-09T18:44:57.973-06:00 Compassion International With Compassion, I Am Stronger tag:compassion.com,2010-00-12:5-32954 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2010-07-12T00:00:00-06:00

Nkusi's mother died, and shortly after Nkusi was diagnosed HIV-positive. Poverty took much from this young boy, but then Compassion intervened.

A Heavy Load tag:compassion.com,2009-00-25:5-33649 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-02-25T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Briton Kamugisha in Rwanda
Children like Ratifa can't skip chores to play with friends. If Ratifa doesn't take on adult jobs for her family, no one eats. Her mother Malian found hope in Compassion for her daughter to be a child again.
Chosen By God tag:compassion.com,2009-00-15:5-33587 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-01-15T00:00:00-07:00 Brandy Campbell, with Briton Kamugisha in Rwanda

Mary understands loss. She survived the genocide in Rwanda. Eight years ago she took in Yamuragiye, who was abandoned. Now the little girl sees a future with the help of Compassion.

For Such a Time as This tag:compassion.com,2008-00-28:5-33203 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-03-28T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Briton Kamugisha in Rwanda
Jackie is not merely content to survive her difficult childhood. She is confident that she will finish high school and go on to college. She says that although she lost the support of her mother, she gained the support of her sponsors, who encourage her in her dreams.
A Child Will Lead Them tag:compassion.com,2008-00-24:5-32966 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-01-24T00:00:00-07:00
Emmanuel was excited about how God had worked in his life. He received Christ and eagerly shared his faith with his mother, but his enthusiasm was met with cynicism.
Formerly Sponsored Child Becomes Siren for Children in Poverty tag:compassion.com,2005-00-24:5-33501 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-10-24T00:00:00-06:00 Ovetta Sampson, Compassion Feature Writer

As a child Pascal Nzabonimpa dreamed about being rescued from a life of extreme poverty. Thanks to Compassion he was. Read his incredible story about how Compassion changed his life.

Learning the Language of Love tag:compassion.com,2004-00-20:5-33455 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-09-20T00:00:00-06:00 Pam Franklin, Compassion Managing Editor
Nine-year-old Vestina Mukeshimana of Rwanda has endured much loss and change. In 1994, the country experienced a genocide that claimed almost one million lives, including Vestina's oldest brother. Soon after the war, her father passed away. Fortunately, Vestina found sponsorship in Compassion Rwanda's child development program.
The Houses Love Built tag:compassion.com,2004-00-09:5-33154 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2004-07-09T00:00:00-06:00 Briton Kamugisha, Compassion Rwanda Communications Specialist

Compassion-run summer camps teach Rwandan teens a range of vocational skills, which they put to immediate use building homes for the poor. They also spend time in Bible study, prayer and learning more about their country.