You’re probably used to hearing how poverty is increasing globally (which is true) and how big the problem is (also true). But poverty has actually declined in certain regions, and we want to pause and celebrate those victories!
It’s also important for Compassion, as a child development organization releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name, to pay close attention to poverty shifts. That’s how we know where to send resources to make the biggest impact and steward our supporters’ generosity well.
For 70 years, and with your partnership, Compassion has been working to reach children in need. And we’ve seen some amazing progress in communities where we work. Poverty is receding in certain regions thanks to God and his global Church (that includes our generous supporters)!
As local churches in these areas become self-sufficient, we’ve continually adapted our ministry to focus on areas where poverty is more severe. Below are examples of how we listen, learn and evolve when poverty is reducing in certain regions. That way we can redirect efforts to where the need is greatest.