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Sponsor a child, help fight poverty

For just 83p a day, you can directly support and empower a child facing the daily reality of extreme poverty.

Your sponsorship will provide a child with the fees and uniforms they need to go to school. You’ll also give a vulnerable child the protection of a church-based Compassion project. Compassion child sponsorship gives children the opportunity to escape poverty and bring change to their families and communities.

Collins will have a brighter future

"Before I took Collins to the project, all I felt was despair. I was sure we would both die of starvation. But because of Compassion, I can see he will have a brighter future. If his sponsor was to look into my heart, she would see only joy."

-Collins' grandma, Nachi, Kenya

Collins will have a brighter future

"Before I took Collins to the project, all I felt was despair. I was sure we would both die of starvation. But because of Compassion, I can see he will have a brighter future. If his sponsor was to look into my heart, she would see only joy."

-Collins' grandma, Nachi, Kenya

The only child sponsorship programme proven to work

In an independent study, a group of professors from some of the world's leading universities found that Compassion child sponsorship brings change to children's lives:


Education

Compassion graduates were 13% more likely to finish primary school and 41.6% more likely to finish secondary school.

Employment

Compassion graduates were 14-18% more likely to have employment as adults and 35% more likely to secure white collar employment.

Leadership

Compassion graduates were on average 30 to 75% more likely to become community leaders and 40 to 70% more likely to be involved in church leadership as adults.

Sponsoring could change your life too

"It's taught me so much about God's heart for the poor. My sponsored children inspire me."

-Sophia, Compassion sponsor

Sponsoring could change your life too

"It's taught me so much about God's heart for the poor. My sponsored children inspire me."

-Sophia, Compassion sponsor

How does holistic child development work?

Our church partners find the poorest children in their local communities and register them into our programme, regardless of their faith or background. We then link each child with one sponsor who begins to make an incredible difference.

Our world-class programme brings change and hope: we don't simply respond to a child's need by handing out food or supplying them with clean water. Instead, your sponsored child will be given the care and resources they need to develop in every area of their lives - their mind, body and relationships.

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