“Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”

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If you are moved by the issues of babies in poverty, consider sharing this page with your friends and family (who doesn’t love pictures of babies?).

We marvel at God’s beauty reflected in every child’s face (see gallery below).

And we salute those fighting the impact of poverty on vulnerable babies around the world—EVERYDAY HEROES like local church pastors working among the poor, Compassion-trained Survival Specialists, courageous moms in difficult circumstances, and caring U.S. bloggers and fund-raisers making a difference with their words and networks. Read their stories and find your heroic contribution.

Stories of Moms

Hope for Fantu

In Wolisso, Ethiopia, hope is something often wished for but seldom realized. Such was the case for 25-year-old Fantu Shume. With her husband unemployed and the cost of living ever on the rise, Fantu did what she could to provide … Read more

A child saved and a community lifted

Kanchi’s Story

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Local Pastors

Called to work within the community where he grew up, Pastor Markus Tirkey serves mothers and children in east India.

Born and raised a Hindu in Tukuria, a crowded tea garden community in northeast India, Markus Tirkey encountered God at an early age. After a local pastor prayed for him, he was completely healed of life-threatening asthma. His healing so … Read more

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Survival Specialists

In Wolisso, Ethiopia, Project Representative Solomon Fekadu sees the visual effects of hope

Born and raised in Wolisso, Ethiopia, Wolisso Mulu Wongel Believers’ Project Representative Solomon Fekadu knows all too well how extreme poverty affects a community. He saw it in the eyes of grieving mothers who had to bury their children before … Read more

Child Survival Specialist, Teresa Tigga, in Tukuria, east India

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Bloggers

Blogger Heather Whittaker (Whittaker Woman): Parenting Advice Gone Wrong

Yesterday as part of the El Salvador bloggers trip we visited a church in El Salvador that runs a Compassion Child Survival Program for local moms. Heather Whittaker was with us, and really enjoyed caring for the babies we met and experiencing the stories of these moms. Read more

Blogger Kelly Stamps (Kelly’s Korner): Child Survival Program

Blogger and Photographer Keely Marie Scott: Babies, moms, and Compassion

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We asked these moms a simple question: "What are your hopes for your baby?"

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    These babies (and many more) are alive and healthy because of the Child Survival Program.

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    Stories of Hope

    Hope for Fantu

    In Wolisso, Ethiopia, hope is something often wished for but seldom realized. Such was the case for 25-year-old Fantu Shume. With her husband unemployed and the cost of living ever on the rise, Fantu did what she could to provide … Read more

    A child saved and a community lifted

    The Leesh Tea Garden, a poverty-stricken community in Tukuria, east India, is home for Juna Dorjee and her son, Pushkar.

    During her first pregnancy, Juna lost twins to a miscarriage caused by poor diet and health. When difficulties arose carrying … Read more

    Kanchi’s Story

    They suffered the tragic loss of two babies, and Kanchi nearly died herself from one of the childbirth experiences. Despite her very poor health, Kanchi became pregnant again, but this time she was able to enroll in her community’s new Child Survival Program. Read more

    CHILD SURVIVAL BASICS

    Your monthly support enables Compassion's local church partners to meet these basic needs:

    1. Prenatal Care
    2. Nutritious Food and Supplements
    3. Ongoing Health Care and Vaccinations
    4. Infant Survival Training
    5. Education and Encouragement
    6. Spiritual Nurturing and Faith Community
    7. Income Generating Opportunities