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.
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.
A 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.
A 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.
Harvesting 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.
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