releasing children from poverty, in Jesus' name
Founded in 1952, Compassion is a Christian child development charity releasing children from poverty, in Jesus’ name. Working in 29 countries, we partner with local churches within communities experiencing poverty. Our heart is to give children and young people the opportunity to thrive and reach their God-given potential both now and into the future.
Compassion’s child development programmes are holistic, giving children support in every core area of their lives. Because we work in partnership with local churches who know their communities inside out, our programmes are tailored to a child’s age, gender, health, culture and family situation. Independent research shows they are highly effective, and now more than 2.3 million children globally are being released from poverty.