My name is David Collins Owuor from Kenya, a beautiful country in East Africa. I am 25 years old and currently studying in Nottingham. I have been a Compassion sponsored child for almost twenty years having gone through the Child Sponsorship Programme and the Leadership Development Programme (LDP). I am sharing my life story to […]
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During the Blood, Sweat and Compassion challenge to climb Kilimanjaro in January 2012 we grabbed a minute with Eugene, one of Compassion Kenya’s staff (who was climbing the mountain with us) to ask him a few questions about the nature of poverty.
Heather and I had been sponsoring in a relatively disconnected way since around 2000. I use the word ‘disconnected’ because although we understood the work of Compassion and believed in its concepts, we had never actually connected with the children in any meaningful way. A trip to see the work of Compassion in 2007 changed all this.