Photo Essays - Compassion International

Photo Essays

Sometimes words just aren't enough to convey the incredible stories of children in poverty and those who fight on their behalf.


a girl sits on the floor of her bedroom

30 Stunning Pictures of Bedrooms in the Developing World

The bedroom is e a safe haven, a place to curly up for sweet slumber after a long day. And it’s no different in the developing world.

a group of kids swim in a river

14 Playful Photos of Kids Being Kids

The best thing about working with kids around the world? No matter what country they are from, they LOVE to have fun.

a girl stands next to a bicycle

25 Beautiful Photos of the World’s Favorite Transportation

In the developing world, a bicycle can mean so much more than just that thing that gets you from point A to point B.

two girls hold the harvest from a garden

Developing Healthy Kids in the Developing World

Our local church partners address health and physical wellness in the specific context of the communities they serve.

a woman and boy laugh together

11 Wonderful Reasons to Be Thankful for Kids

They’re cute. They’re mischievous. And let’s face it — they make us smile.


a stuffed animal

When is a Toy More Than Just a Toy?

A glimpse into the powerful and magical world of toys in the lives of children in poverty — where a toy is more than just a toy.

two young girls hugging each other

Hug It Out!

These inspiring huggers will make your heart melt and motivate you to wrap your arms around someone to hug it out!

two boys hang upside down on monkey bars

30 Adorable Things Kids Say in Their Letters

Every once in a while, the things the kids we sponsor have written to us make us pause, laugh, and thank God that we get to be a part of their lives.

a girl hugs a dog lying on the floor

10 Possessions Kids Living in Poverty Treasure the Most

What sponsored children value the most isn't necessarily new, or shiny, or expensive.

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