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The difference between child sponsorship and child development is subtle ... but significant.

Child sponsorship is a word. Child development is a story. 
The difference between being a child sponsorship organization and a child development organization is subtle ... but significant.
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For the world's most vulnerable children, life is not an opportunity to learn or grow, dream or play. It is a struggle for survival and safety. And with the prevalence of #humantrafficking, the risks grow even greater.

Sponsor a child and help prevent child trafficking before it starts.

http://www.compassion.com/trafficking
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A good infographic, which unfortunately gives the impression that trafficking is does NOT take place on a global basis -- trafficking of children and adults occurs in almost every major metro area, including the US and EU
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You can be the link between waiting children and their new sponsors.

How can one life make a difference in the lives of three children living in extreme poverty?
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When traveling to a country full of poverty, it's easy to leave feeling hopeless and helpless. Like the problem is WAY too big to do anything about.

Read the account of one student and how she left feeling quite the opposite.
Why should you trust Compassion International with the child you sponsor? Summer Intern Julie Willian shares her journey of first-time sponsorship.
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We all know how the clothes you wear can contribute to your self-esteem and confidence.

See how something as simple as a new shirt or other items of fashion can make a huge difference to a child living in poverty.
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What role does the Compassion staff play when serving the kids in our program? Whether it's a pat on the back or a tough discussion, the staff in each country are the ones who make the biggest difference in the lives of these kids.

Our Compassion alumni discuss their favorite memories of the incredible staff, mentors and leaders who gave so much of themselves for those in need in the community.
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What's it like to work for Compassion? Our interns give you a behind-the-scenes look at their summer with us.

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We've all thought it: "Is this child real? Does my sponsorship work? Where is my money going?"

Nine alumni of Compassion's program discuss the results of our program on their lives and their favorite memories of growing up.
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...Compassion children are real. I married one earlier this year on April 26th, in Hawassa (Ethiopia). She was sponsored to go to university, became an accountant, joined Compassion as a member of staff in Jima, and is now a project manager in Hawassa.

Humanly speaking, she is the love of my life. I am ex-military, but similarly, her testimony is phenomenal (praise to God), and if it were possible - I would give her a medal. She is beautiful in every way, and I will always be grateful to everyone who contributed to her upbringing.

Nowadays she is well known to the Compassion community in Ethiopia, and though we don't yet have children of our own, she is a mother herself - many times over, some of them now adults including graduates themselves.

May God bless you richly, both staff and children at Compassion!
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When you invest in the life of a child, you partner with us and the local church in their holistic development. The most basic part of a child’s development is their physical body.

Our alumni talk about the importance of food to children living in poverty around the world.
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Smartphones have made our lives so much easier, it's time to put them to work when you want to write a letter to your sponsor child.

Here are five free apps that will add an extra personal touch to your next letter.
Writing the child you sponsor from the Compassion app just got easier and more fun with these awesome apps!
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When it comes to North Korea, we need to be prepared - not surprised.

See how Compassion is getting ready to minister to the children in poverty of North Korea.
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What does #poverty mean to those who are #poor?
Poverty is an opportunity to free a child from a life sentenced to dependence, scarcity and marginalization. Hand a child the key to freedom. Sponsor a child today.
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Judy Scarbery
a month ago
I have supported a child in El Salvador for about 9 years now and have been very impressed by this organization. The letters and pictures of this child have come about 4 times a year. I send money for his birthday and receive a letter of what the local organization bought him which is usually clothes. I can assure others that this is a worthwhile ChristIan missional organization with high integrity. My only complaint is that I can't send more personal items to him and am limited to their regulations.
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Derek Kim
11 months ago
Amazing, credible Christian child development non profit organization working in 26 countries. Overflowing with talented friendly people. Interning here in the summer of 2014 was life-changing!
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KkristaA TtorreyY
a year ago
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Ray Zoller
a year ago
Awesome ministry.
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Blair Davis
4 months ago
it seems like a great organization but I am suspicious of it. my mom has been donating for years and always writing letters. the letters don't add up ever and her questions never get answered. I wonder if there even is a girl sometimes.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Hi Blair. Sorry that your mom has been having some issues with her letters. We know that it can be really tough and even frustrating to pour into the life of a child without getting much back. Has your mom tried underlining or highlighting her questions? This helps our staff make sure that the child is able to answer them. Sometimes the timeline of the kids receiving and writing letters gets messed up, too. They might be writing a letter when yours is en route. All that to say, if her child continues to write the same things in the letters and does not answer her questions, please let us know by emailing socialmedia@compassion.com and we can work more closely with her sponsored child to help resolve this issue.
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Cammonde Merrick
2 years ago
I work in one of Compassion assisted projects in Kenya, the program is so wonderful and transformative, it has been a blessing to me and the children we serve. May God bless this ministry.
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Barbara Benecke
a year ago
Best workplace ever and high integrity as an organization.
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Antonio Ortuño
a year ago
I work as Translator for Compassion International in Mexico.