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Compassion–Captured in Beautiful Photography

Last month, Compassion International asked our blogging team to find or take photos to raise awareness for Compassion’s many programs that work toward releasing children from poverty around the world.


Weighing infants in Honduras. Compassion’s Child Survival Program helps save the lives of babies and mothers in poverty. Photo Credit.


Braided hair is common in countries where Compassion works. Braiding and hair styling is also one of the vocations taught to teens in our sponsorship program. Photo credit: Adam Cohn


Children Playing Soccer in Rocinha, Brazil. Soccer is the most popular game in the developing world (and in all of the world). Photo Credit.


A Church Sign. All of Compassion’s programs are implemented in partnership with the local church. Photo Credit. 

ImageA Muslim woman in Togo. Togo is one of many African countries where Compassion works. Photo Credit: Compassion International.


A Farmer’s Market in Ecuador. Many families in developing nations earn a living by selling food and crops along the side of the road. Photo Credit.

ImageA Somolian man answering his cell phone in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya. According to the World Bank, three-quarters of the world’s population now has access to a cell phone. Photo Credit.


A making naan on the streets of Bangladesh, a staple in many nations where Compassion works, along with rice, tortillas and injera. Photo Credit.


A woman herding goats in Harar, Ethiopia. Livestock equals livelihood for many in the developing world. Photo Credit.


A sewing machine is the livelihood of this village dressmaker in Sri Lanka. Sewing is one of the vocational skills taught to teens in Compassion’s sponsorship program. Photo Credit. 

ImageHarvesting Rice. For many in the developing world, if they don’t grow their own food they don’t eat. Photo Credit.


A Stethoscope and a volunteer doctor providing free medical care in a refugee camp in Africa. This picture is to remind us that 24,000 children die everyday in developing nations, mostly from diseases that are highly preventable and treatable. We can help change this statistic through child sponsorship. Photo Credit.

For more information about Compassion International child sponsorship programs or to sponsor a child today, click here.


12 thoughts on “Compassion–Captured in Beautiful Photography

  1. We are ever in need to grow in our perspective and realize the needs of the world are far greater than our “need” of a 64″ TV. Thanks. I attend a CMA church that heavily supports the local church in Bosnia and we are considering one of our couples who work in one of the unmentionable countries.

    • So true! That is wonderful about Bosnia. Do you mean that you’re considering supporting a couple who work in one of the unmentionable countries? Or sending? I’d love to hear. Those unmentionable countries are the most unreached…and those couples, individuals and families that work in those nations are on the front lines of the great commission and sacrificing so much! We can’t all go, but we can all support through prayer and sometimes finances. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Blessings to you.

  2. I truly believe in Compassion International and there many programs around the world. My husband and I sponsor a young man in India. He was nine when we started and now he just turned 15! It has been a joy to get precious letters from him over the years and see how much our few dollars has meant to him and his mother and grandmother. I know they offer trips to India and I would love to go and meet them but the cost is more than I can afford, plus I don’t travel well and not sure I could handle seeing the poverty in person. I guess that makes me a bad person, but I think my heart would truly break into. I know we’ll meet one day in Heaven, so I just keep writing and encouraging him and sending money to help him and his family. And most important I pray for them. I encourage anyone out there reading this post to check Compassion out. There are so many children and young people just waiting for your help.

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