A Wedding Surprise Highlights Her Incredible Sponsorship Story

For an unsuspecting family in Colombia celebrating a wedding rehearsal dinner, a single word was powerful enough to bring every member to tears: “Sorpresa!“ Wondering what the surprise could be, the family turned to see the last person they could have expected: the Compassion sponsor of the groom, Mateo. For eight months, sponsor Kristen had Read more…

The Increase in Elderly Poverty in Singapore

In Singapore, elderly people from the age of 65 and up formed 15.5% of the country’s total population, ranking among the most rapidly aging communities in Asia besides Japan. This has been due to the improved healthcare system and living standards that have significantly decreased the mortality rates over time. Research shows that between 2012 Read more…

Playgrounds of Recycled Materials in India

One of the lesser-known consequences of India’s rapid urbanization has been the lack of available playgrounds and recreational spaces for India’s youth. A recent study found that 90% of India’s youth never get to use a playground. This disproportionately affects children living in poverty. To improve the mental, physical and social health of India’s most Read more…

Lighting the Way to Education for Children

Lighting the Way to Education for Children Lighting is essential to allow students to study. But what happens when no electricity is available to children? In many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works in Kenya, the homes have no connection to electricity. Children often must help parents in their work and household tasks […]
The post Lighting the Way to Education for Children appeared first on Food for the Hungry.

Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India

The majority of the world’s mica comes from India, more specifically the country’s eastern states. Jharkhand and Bihar, two regions in the country’s eastern states, are where the majority of the mining for mica happens. In fact, around 60% of the world’s mica comes from those two regions. Before mica ends up in shiny eyeshadow Read more…

Poverty and HIV/AIDs in the United Kingdom

HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom frequently affects those in poverty or with limited socioeconomic status. The National AIDS Trust and the Terrence Higgins Trust on Poverty and HIV performed research to determine why HIV-positive people in the U.K. are frequently poor. According to the findings of the inquiry in October 2009, the U.K. government cut Read more…

Slow Fashion In Colombia: Lifting Artisans Out Of Poverty

Colombia is a South American country that ranks first place in Latin America for ethical practices and sustainable development. It supports international certificates such as ISO 14000, ISO 900 and BASC to ensure fair trade and environmental initiatives. In 2015, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, Colombia ranked second in social responsibility for its Read more…

When God Answered a Guatemalan Family’s Prayers

It has been such a pleasure sharing stories of thanksgiving from our field staff this year as part of the Compassion Prayer Network’s focus on gratitude. This month, I want you to meet Lidia, who works in public relations in our Compassion Guatemala office. Lidia shared with us the story of a Compassion-assisted child and Read more…

When God Answered a Guatemalan Family’s Prayers

It has been such a pleasure sharing stories of thanksgiving from our field staff this year as part of the Compassion Prayer Network’s focus on gratitude. This month, I want you to meet Lidia, who works in public relations in our Compassion Guatemala office. Lidia shared with us the story of a Compassion-assisted child and Read more…

Child Sponsorship Leads to Team Generosity

The first step in team generosity: Joy Graeff picked up a brochure on Food for the Hungry (FH) at a concert. The event featured Toby Mac, one of many valued FH artist partners. Joy, who is a math teacher at Hershey Middle School in Pennsylvania, quickly made a choice to become a child sponsor. “He […]
The post Child Sponsorship Leads to Team Generosity appeared first on Food for the Hungry.