Compassion’s church partners know their communities inside out and are uniquely positioned to respond to disasters. Our Stability Interventions provide relief, supplies and shelter in the aftermath of a disaster. They also provide new homes and kitchens for families in poverty and resources for Compassion’s church partners to launch new projects in poverty-stricken areas.
“When I was told that our home was completely destroyed and all our possessions were gone, my heart sank,” confessed 20-year-old Kimberly, after Typhoon Rai battered her island in the Philippines in December 2021. “I thought that was the end of the world. Then, everything that I learnt from church and our Compassion project came rushing back, and I thought to myself God would help us.”
Kimberly’s faith was well-placed. Straight after the storm, Compassion and its church partners were able to distribute food, safe water, clothes, tarpaulins, building materials and portable water filters to thousands of families like Kimberly’s, whose homes had been damaged or destroyed.
The support doesn’t end there: Compassion continues to help in the reconstruction. Many families, like Kimberly’s, will rebuild their homes on higher ground, farther from the danger of the sea.
Kimberly is grateful for God’s love and provision. She says, “I know for sure now that God has not left us and will never leave us. God has a plan and purpose for all of us.”
Compassion has been a trusted charity since 1952. Over the last five years, donations to our Stability Fund have enabled us to construct 22 new homes. All our Stability interventions are run in partnership with local churches who know the needs of their communities inside out and are there to provide long-term support.
We believe that the work of Compassion worldwide is Jesus’ love in action, and whilst he does not expect us to fix the whole world, he does expect us to do what we can. So, whilst we cannot fix the whole of Haiti’s problems, we are excited and blessed to be involved in helping build new homes for two families.
At Compassion, your donation is used wisely to the greatest benefit to children in poverty.
A minimum of 80 percent of donations to Compassion UK is used to directly support the development and delivery of interventions.
The remaining 20 percent is used to inform and update donors and facilitate support for their chosen intervention or fund Compassion UK activities to support more interventions and children.
Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.
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