letters written this year
When their mother died, Julius's grandma took the seven year old and his younger brother, Joseph, in. Their grandma worked hard in their Kenyan community as a farm labourer, but her small wage meant she struggled to put food on the table for her two growing grandsons.
In financial year 2014, Australian sponsors sent over 162,000 letters to sponsored children around the world. Three very different people: a 70-year-old translator from Thailand, a young boy from Honduras, and a university student from Brazil describe the impact that sponsors' letters have had on their lives.
On 8 November 2013, one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record hit the Philippines. Thousands of Compassion supporters gave generously; raising $679,000 to help Filipinos survive the initial disaster and get back on their feet.