Compassion International

Compassion International is a Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world.  Currently, Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 26 countries across Asia, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Taking a child from the brink of survival to abundant life – releasing children from poverty, not merely sustaining them through it – is Compassion’s focus.  They work exclusively through local churches and Christian fellowships, focusing on the holistic development of sponsored children, preparing them to:

  • Follow Jesus Christ
  • Support themselves and share with others in need
  • Maintain their own physical well-being
  • Be responsible members of their family, church, community and nation
  • Compassion relies heavily on the relational aspect of sponsorship, encouraging correspondence between sponsors and sponsored children to grow a close relationship.  Personal visits are also encouraged.

It all starts with one person taking the time to sponsor one child.

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Compassion Facts
  • $38 – monthly cost of sponsorship
  • 26 – countries where Compassion works
  • 1952 – year founded
  • 83% – funds that go to field programs

Latest Compassion Annual Report