The 2021 Nyiragongo Volcanic Eruption in the DRC

On May 22, 2021, the Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted. Hundreds of thousands of people experienced the aftershocks, including contaminated water and structural damage. The destruction of water infrastructure means 500,000 people now lack access to a safe water supply. In a press release, USAID announced that it would be committing Read more…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Ending Poverty

On March 1, 2021, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala took office as the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She is the first woman and the first African to hold this office. After experiencing the Nigerian Civil War, she came to the U.S. and studied development economics at Harvard University. She also received her doctorate in regional Read more…

Rice ATMs in Vietnam and Cambodia 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneur Hoang Tuan Anh created a network of rice ATMs in Vietnam to help alleviate poverty and address food insecurity due to reduced household incomes. Vietnamese celebrity Dai Nghia drew inspiration from the initiative’s widespread success. On May 14, 2021, Nghia donated 15 tons of rice to distribute Read more…

The Fight Against Child Poverty in Myanmar

Although the overall poverty rate in Myanmar has seen a reduction in recent years to around 25% as of 2017, the child poverty rate remains higher at 31%. More than 5.5 million children in Myanmar lived in poverty or extreme poverty as of 2017. To make up for the lack of food and basic necessities Read more…

Social Inequality in Germany and COVID-19

Research shows that levels of social inequality in Germany could cause citizens experiencing poor living and working conditions to contract coronavirus at higher rates. Evidence currently does not exist determining that poverty directly causes Germany’s COVID-19 cases. However, it is apparent to scientists and medical professionals that a large number of COVID-19 patients come from Read more…

Where I Do My Homework: 8 Pictures of Tenacious Students in Asia

Going to school and doing homework are normal activities for many kids. Sadly, many children in poverty never get to experience the joys and trials of school and homework — or the rewards. In the following pictures you can see how children and youths in Compassion’s program fight to get an education despite less-than-ideal circumstances. Read more…

9 Photos of the World’s Most Popular Sport

This summer, millions of people across the world will crowd around television sets to watch the Olympic Games. They will watch swimming, track, cycling and gymnastics. They will cheer on their respective countries in baseball, boxing, surfing, volleyball and table tennis. But no doubt, some of the most viewed and highly anticipated competitions will be Read more…

A Better Life for Children Started with Training for Parents

A better life for children is key to a healthy community in the future. That’s why Food for the Hungry (FH) focuses on making lives better for children specifically, and their parents too. Rapid Change in Vietnam Community FH has been serving the Lien Minh community in Vietnam for just two years. But results are […]
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Safe Water and Much More Arrives with a Well

Safe water was what Nargis needed. The 28-year-old mother lives in the Borobogi community of Bangladesh. But for so long, she didn’t understand how many of her problems were tied to her family’s need of clean water. Like so many other families near their home, she and her two children – Siam, 12, and Fatema, […]
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El Salvador Traditions Reveal a Unique, Vibrant Culture

El Salvador’s traditions easily set it apart from any other country. Who else has a national holiday in honor of “pupusas”? And what other country celebrates Christmas with huge fireworks displays and specializes in green coffee beans? Let’s explore the culture of El Salvador, the Central American country where 66,113 Compassion-assisted children live, by learning Read more…