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Why Your Gifts Matter – Part 1

The very thought of gifts excite us. Whether it be a birthday gift, Christmas gift, wedding gift or just a gift of love from a friend, gifts are always thrilling to receive. And if that gift could transform a life – what is more special? Selvam’s eyes fill with joy when gifts arrive – the […]

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“What can we do against the power of nature?”

It was the afternoon of a typical day in San Martin, an urban town east of Mexico City. It had been raining all day and the families in the community of Salidaridad were involved in their regular activities. Suddenly the neighbors started yelling, “The river! The river is growing!” Angela and many other mothers came […]

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The Cultural Coffee Ceremony

The coffee bean was first discovered in the Kaffa region of Ethiopia around 800 A.D. As legend states, a goat herder named Kaldi discovered the bean by way of his goats. When the goats ate the beans and leaves of the coffee tree they became hyperactive, which made Kaldi curious enough to try it himself. Excited […]

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Special Goats and World Food Day!

Compassion and churches across Kenya are establishing demonstration farms and introducing a special breed of goat to help communities. Kenya has experienced the worst drought for more than 60 years. The millions of people who make a living from farming have been worst impacted, with many becoming more and more dependent on food aid. Amongst […]

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Day of the Girl 2012

The Maasai tribe is one of the most recognisable tribes in the world, but many of the cultural practices carried out by the group continue to limit the development of young girls, and even endanger their lives. Through the local churches in Kenya, Compassion is challenging many of these damaging traditions and is offering young girls from […]

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Christmas Necessities

I know it’s only October, but Compassion has already begun its Christmas Campaign! The Christmas Gift Fund allows each project to have a Christmas party, and ensures that each child at the project receives a gift. (more…)

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Christmas Necessities

I know it’s only October, but Compassion has already begun its Christmas Campaign! The Christmas Gift Fund allows each project to have a Christmas party, and ensures that each child at the project receives a gift. (more…)

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Meet Bella

As a young child, Bella didn’t think life was worth living. She and her six siblings lived with her mother in a one room house with a curtain separating the kitchen and living space. She would regularly be sent home from school through failing to pay her fees. But today Bella is living in the […]

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