You Can Take On Global Poverty One Child at a Time

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As you exchange letters, send photos and offer encouragement in Jesus’ name, your love will bring hope to a child that will last a lifetime. Sponsor a child today!

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Just imagine how exciting it will be when one day you get to heaven and your sponsored child is there with you because you chose to sponsor him or her.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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Our holistic child development program fights global poverty at the grass-roots level.

Global poverty is such a pervasive and complex issue that no one single organization has the means to defeat it on its own. Thousands of organizations worldwide attack the issue from a multitude of angles. While there are many organizations working to fight global poverty, Compassion International is unique in its grass-roots, church-based approach.

In 26 countries around the world, Compassion addresses the massive issue of global poverty at the minute level — through local, indigenous churches that minister to those in desperate need. Local church leaders are able to reach out to individual families in a personal and intimate way and address each family’s specific needs. Conversely, families in impoverished communities know the names and faces of their local church leaders and have confidence that Compassion’s child development centers are safe places for their children to grow up.

While it may seem less efficient than the broader, more general approach of community development, this personal, individual approach to fighting global poverty produces massive ripple effects. Changing the life of an individual child doesn’t affect just the child. That child changes his family. His family changes his local community. His community changes his country. Enough changed countries change the world.

As a whole, global poverty is overwhelming. The sheer size of the problem can cause feelings of paralysis (“I don’t know where to start”) or despair (“I can’t make a difference”). Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program scales the problem down to a smaller, more manageable level and offers a practical way for someone to change the life of a child and begin the lasting ripple effect.

You can make a difference in the lives of children impacted by global poverty. You can start by sponsoring a child right now. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child — and will change your own life as well.