I think there are two ways to look at this image:
One is the bright hope that this newborn child has their whole future ahead of them. A world of possibilities – growing up to be a campaigner for peace, a government official or even running the country. A world changer.
The other, is a future of desperate poverty. Born into a family that struggles to have one meal a day, has no regular income and lives in a structure that leaks every time it rains. Born into a future that holds a lifetime of labour with very little reward.
I would think that your perception of this image depends upon your outlook on life. I am quite a positive person – I see the hope. I see that anything is possible. I see that in our lifetimes children can be born into a hope where anything is possible. A hope that is brought about by organisations such as Compassion and you the sponsor.
That leads me to a fundamental question:
If every newborn child is to have hope, what can we do to make this possible?