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Why are there limits to the financial gifts sponsors can send?

We want to make sure that your gifts really do benefit families and communities in the long-term, which is why we put limits on the amount that can be sent.

Ultimately, we want to enable communities to support themselves, so we don’t want to encourage a culture of dependency on gifts. Also, we don’t want to overwhelm families or single them out for special treatment, which is why we have limits in place.

  • Individual gifts can be between €8 and €70 per year with an annual maximum of €140. This includes birthday gifts. The project staff will use the money you send to buy a suitable gift for your child. See the difference a gift made to Mwikali from Kenya
  • Family gifts can be between €18 and €700 per year with an annual maximum of €700. Compassion project workers and church leaders will help a family spend a gift in an appropriate way. For example, a family may spend your money on house repairs or livestock.

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    You can give your sponsored child’s Compassion project a gift. The money will be spent by the project director for the benefit of all the children. Project gifts can be between €70 and €1,400 per year.

If you’d like to make a large donation to support the work of Compassion, it’s best to get in touch with us directly and we can suggest how your donation can make the greatest impact. We have a number of RESPOND Initiatives, which supplement the work of our sponsorship programme, and could be the ideal way to ensure your gift makes a real and lasting difference.

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