How it Works

There’s nothing better than knowing you’re making a real difference in the life of a child living in poverty. Here’s how.

Choose a child

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Choose a child

Choose the child you’re like to connect with and become their sponsor. Each week, they’ll attend a program centre run by the local church to learn, grow, play and develop in a loving, safe community.

Build a relationship

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Build a relationship

Get to know your sponsored child through letter writing. It’s quick and easy to write online—and letters have a powerful effect. If a face-to-face friendship is more your thing, travel with Compassion to visit in person!

Change a life

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Change a life

Your support gives a child life-changing opportunity to develop spiritually, socio-emotionally, physically and economically. It’s a relationship more powerful than poverty—changing their life and yours!

Your Sponsorship in Action

From $48 per month, your sponsored child will receive:

Healthcare

Healthcare, hygiene training and supplementary food

Children receive a healthy snack or meal when they attend program activities and may receive extra nutritious food if required. They receive regular health check-ups and learn how to take care of their bodies and form healthy relationships.

Teaching

Age-appropriate Christian teaching and discipleship

In a culturally sensitive way, children are given the opportunity to hear the gospel message. They learn how God has shown his love for the world by sending Jesus Christ, and how He has a plan and purpose for their lives.

Education

Education, vocational training and life skills

Children in our program are supported to attend and stay in school. They also receive vocational training opportunities and extra-curricular activities such as sports, field trips, music and computer training.

Program

Personal attention, guidance and love

Our local church partners love and care for the children in our program, encouraging them to discover their unique gifts, passions and abilities. They’ll also get to know the child’s family, offering additional support where needed.

A Word from Compassion Graduates

Jose

“Compassion gave me the best things I’ve ever had. They gave me love, hope and the opportunity to dream and overcome.”

JOSE FRANK MONTERO

DOCTOR, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Christine

“My life is true confirmation that God has a plan for each one of us and has mysterious ways to fulfil the plan. The way God used sponsors through Compassion to transform my life is one of those mysteries.”

CHRISTINE UWASE

CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER, RWANDA

Rose

“If not for Compassion, I may not have seen that God is true and sovereign, and that there is hope. Something bad happened to me, but God turned it into good.”

MICAH ROSE CAPARAS

LAW STUDENT, PHILIPPINES

A word from Compassion graduates

For every $1 donated

80%

Program development and delivery

20%

Administration and fundraising costs

Watch Alon's inspiring story of change

Compassion Sponsorship Stories

18 Jul, 2018

Born Missing Limbs, This is How Grace Lives Without Limits

Meet Grace, an 18-year-old girl with only one limb but with three important life lessons to share... Read more

03 Dec, 2018

Your Most Frequently Asked Sponsorship Questions, Answered

Ever wondered when your sponsored child will finish the program, or why some children look sad in their photos? We checked in with the Compassion contact centre team to answer your most common sponsorship questions!.. Read more

20 Feb, 2020

This is How Hard Work Can Break the Cycle of Poverty

For Wilson and Juan David, vocational training through their local Compassion centre meant a way out of poverty and a new hope for their future... Read more