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:

  • God's provision for and protection over children, staff and families affected by recent flooding and landslides.
  • God's comfort and peace for baby Hope's family, as they grieve her passing.
  • God would comfort Julio's family, as they grieve his passing following an automobile accident.
  • God's strength and wisdom for Ferry as she prepares for a heart operation.
  • God's strength and encouragement for Gebby as she continues to receive treatment for leukemia.
  • God's healing over Natariang's bone cancer and guidance for the doctors who are working out treatment options.
  • God's wisdom for the doctors seeking a diagnosis for Dafa's intestinal pain.
  • God's protection and peace over the staff, children and families of ID0435.
  • God's comfort and peace for the community grieving the loss of their leader's passing at IO0490.
  • God's wisdom, guidance and encouragement for the National Office staff as they make decisions.
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.