In recent months natural disasters have threatened to erase the amazing progress Compassion-assisted children have made on their journey out of poverty. The disastrous earthquake in Ecuador and hurricane in Haiti ruined homes, damaged church partners and threatened the futures of thousands of children, but your support made it possible for Compassion to quickly intervene.
A displaced family in Ecuador stands outside of their temporary shelter
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16th left many of our church partners and beneficiaries without their homes and personal belongings. Your support helped to provide for:
- 11,268 survival kits including food and water
- 5,227 baskets of home essentials
- 500 temporary shelters
Immediately following the catastrophic hurricane on October 4th, staff members began visiting homes of beneficiaries and evaluating the need. They were able to accomplish the following with your help:
- 175,000 beneficiaries, staff members and family members received food and water
- 5,244 children and their families received household and hygiene items
We will soon begin helping these countries rebuild churches and homes and restore hope in the life of each child affected.
"I want to thank you for being here and for paying attention to what has happened here." – Emmanuel, Haiti project director