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Colombia is a truly special country, characterized by a blend of beautiful culture, breathtaking landscapes and warm-hearted people. Situated in the northernmost region of South America, it boasts a remarkable diversity that captivates visitors from around the world.

From the lush Amazon rainforest to the pristine beaches of the Caribbean coast, and from the majestic Andes Mountains to the colonial charm of its cities, Colombia offers a mesmerizing array of natural wonders. Beyond its natural beauty, Colombia's cultural tapestry is equally remarkable, with a fusion of Indigenous, African and European influences shaping its art, music and cuisine. Moreover, Colombians' resilience and determination are awe-inspiring, as they have overcome historical challenges to build a more peaceful and inclusive society. This nation's extraordinary combination of natural treasures, cultural history and indomitable spirit makes Colombia a truly exceptional destination.

But, unfortunately, the people of Colombia face significant challenges, including pervasive poverty rates. Despite progress in recent years, Colombia still faces significant economic inequality, with a sizable portion of its population living in poverty. The consequences of poverty are far-reaching and devastating.

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Please call us at 800-336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT, to speak with a Compassion representative.

Start Sponsoring a Child in Colombia Today!

Your tax-deductible contribution of just $43 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 in Colombia, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children in Colombia 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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Sponsor a Child in Colombia

Poverty affects access to basic necessities, such as food, health care, education and housing. Many impoverished Colombians struggle to meet their daily needs, including basic nutrition, health care services, education and housing.

Poverty also perpetuates inequality. Limited resources and opportunities make it challenging for individuals from low-income backgrounds to improve their living conditions, find stable employment and break the cycle of poverty. This creates social disparities and hinders the overall development of the country.

Moreover, poverty contributes to social issues and vulnerabilities. High poverty rates can be associated with higher crime rates, as individuals may resort to illegal activities as a means of survival. Additionally, marginalized communities facing poverty often experience a lack of social inclusion, which can lead to social unrest and disparities in political participation.

Furthermore, poverty exacerbates rural-urban divides. Rural areas tend to have higher poverty rates compared to urban areas as well as disparities in access to resources, infrastructure, and services. This disparity can stop rural regions from developing and cause many people to migrate to already overcrowded urban areas.

The impact of poverty also extends to the economy. A significant proportion of the population living in poverty means reduced purchasing power, limiting domestic demand and economic growth. This can hinder efforts to achieve sustainable development and exacerbate income inequality.

Child Sponsorship Through a Christ-centered, Church-based and Holistic Child Development Lens 

By being Christ-centered, church-driven and child-focused, we have created a comprehensive and effective model for child sponsorship. This approach not only addresses immediate needs but also equips children with the tools and resources they need for long-term success and transformation. 

  • Holistic Child Development: We believe in caring for and developing every part of a child. Beyond addressing their immediate physical needs, our program focuses on nurturing their emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. By providing access to education, health care and safe environments, and by introducing them to the love of God, we ensure that sponsored children receive comprehensive support to thrive and reach their full potential. 
  • Local Church Partnerships: We work in partnership with local churches in communities around the world. These churches serve as a vital support system, providing safe and nurturing environments for children. Local church staff and volunteers deliver programs and services that cater to the unique needs of each child in their community, enabling sustainable and long-term impact. 
  • Christ-centered Focus: Our approach to poverty alleviation through child sponsorship is rooted in Christ’s life and teachings. We believe in the transformational power of faith and strive to nurture the spiritual development of sponsored children. Through local church partnerships, children receive spiritual guidance, participate in discipleship programs and learn about God's love and purpose for their lives. This holistic approach seeks to equip children not only for a better future but also for a life built on a relationship with Jesus.

By sponsoring a Colombian child with Compassion International, you become a life-changer, empowering a child to break free from the cycle of poverty, pursue education, receive health care and develop their God-given potential. Through our proven and distinctive model for child sponsorship, you have the incredible opportunity to offer powerful encouragement, love and support as the child journeys through life. 

Take action today and become a beacon of hope in a child's life: Sponsor a child in Colombia and help break the cycle of poverty. Together, we can transform lives and build a world where every child thrives. Take the first step now and change a life forever. 

How You Help Change a Life When You Sponsor a Child in Colombia Through Compassion International Today

With a monthly sponsorship of just $43, you can provide a Colombian child with the following crucial support:

  1. Malnutrition monitoring and intervention: Children living in poverty often lack access to nutritious food, which can lead to malnutrition and its associated health issues. Regular monitoring and intervention programs help identify and address malnutrition early on, ensuring that children receive the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.
  2. Medical care and regular checkups: Children in poverty in Colombia face various health challenges due to inadequate living conditions, limited access to health care and exposure to unsanitary environments. Providing medical care and regular checkups is crucial for addressing immediate health issues, preventing the spread of diseases and promoting overall well-being among these children.
  3. Individual mentoring and love: Children living in poverty often face social and emotional challenges because of their difficult circumstances and limited support systems. But local church staff members know and love each child, and this supportive community provides them with positive role models, emotional support and guidance, which can help build their self-esteem, resilience and social skills.
  4. Education assistance and skills training: Access to quality education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty for Colombian children. Providing educational assistance, such as school supplies, tuition support and scholarships, ensures that children have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that can empower them to improve their circumstances in the long term.
  5. Encouraging words and support from you, their sponsor: Children in poverty often face discouragement and feelings of hopelessness. Encouraging words and support from sponsors can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and motivation. By providing positive affirmation, emotional support and a sense of belonging, sponsors can inspire and empower these children to strive for a better future.
  6. An introduction to the love of God: Our local church partners faithfully model Christ’s love and share the gospel, giving children the opportunity to know Christ as their Savior, hope and anchor in the midst of their difficult circumstances.

Together, these focuses address the most critical needs for children living in poverty in Colombia, caring for them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. By offering these resources and supports, sponsorship empowers them to overcome challenges, break the chains of poverty and develop into their God-given potential.