COVID-19 Impact
on Poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every nation in which Compassion works. For the first time in decades, global poverty is rising. The world bank predicts that this pandemic could push 71 million people into extreme poverty this year alone!  Even before the pandemic, poverty was a complex economic, social, and spiritual issue. It is even more so now. Children and families in poverty are disproportionately impacted. Compassion’s model of partnering with local churches means we are still able to support vulnerable children during this time of crisis.

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How does Compassion work with children, families, communities impacted during this time?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted group gatherings in many countries, your support provides:

The stability of local church staff who know your sponsored child’s story and circumstances.
A team of caring people checking in with each child and their family through innovative means.
Food packs when needed, with nutritious essential items like rice, eggs, meat, milk, corn, and dry goods.
Hygiene and sanitation supplies.
Personalised support when needed, like rent assistance, household items, emotional support and trauma counselling.
A watchful eye for child protection/abuse.

How you can pray

Thank you for praying for children and families in Indonesia who have been impacted by COVID-19—and the local staff and churches who continue to serve them in difficult circumstances.

Please join us in praying for the following:

  • Pray that God would comfort Rugian and her family as they grieve the passing of her baby.
  • Pray for comfort and strength for Natanel’s parents and family as they grieve the passing of their son.
  • Pray that God would provide jobs for the children’s parents and caregivers as they struggle to provide for their families.
  • Pray that God would heal children, family members and staff who are ill. Pray that God would comfort those who have lost loved ones from COVID-19.
  • Pray that God would heal both of Dyandra’s parents from cancer.
  • Pray for a quick recovery for Sri as she continues to heal from her operation.
  • Pray that God would give wisdom and provision to local church partners as they prepare to build 400 homes for the children and families in Seroja who lost their homes.
  • Pray for wisdom and discernment for Indonesia’s leaders as they make decisions.
  • Pray that God would continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Offering new support in the Philippines

Offering new support in the Philippines

Compassion’s local church partners in the Philippines are finding creative ways to support children and families during the pandemic—taking to social media and other online tools to help those in need.   Read more open_in_new

Write a letter of encouragement

We all know the incredible value of letters—words of love and encouragement and prayers create a special connection between children and sponsors all over the world.

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is that most of our field countries are experiencing delays in delivering sponsor letters to children. While we don’t know when your letter will reach your sponsored child, we do know that when it does, they will be filled with joy and encouragement as they read it.

Write Today

You can stay up to date on what’s happening in your sponsored child’s country, including the status of letters, on our country pages.