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Make this Mother’s day special.
sunday 14 March
INSIDE: SurvIval living on a dump
ThaIlaND Fight against child prostitution
as I reflect on this past year, I’m reminded of the scripture, “Trust in the lord
with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight” – Proverbs 3: 4-5.
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keep our eyes firmly on the lord and
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Happy New year!
Compassion is an evangelical Christian in the economy. I’m now delighted to
child development ministry dedicated to
addressing the needs of children living in report that Compassion uK ended the
poverty around the world. Compassion’s
sponsorship programmes are Christ centred, financial year in a secure, healthy
child focused and church based. position. I hope you’ll take time to
Compassion works with local churches read the brief summary of our
and implements its programmes through Financial accounts on page 15. It’s by
projects in local communities releasing
children from poverty. God’s grace and your generous and
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unfailing commitment to this ministry
that Compassion continues to remain
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taking up the challenge to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this June with the
can do more than just put a smile on a mother’s face – you will be providing her Compassion uK. hope of raising £250,000 for a medical centre in one of the poorest
with the help she needs to support her child and give her hope for their future.
communities in haiti, la Gonave. You can read more about this on page 7.
You don’t need any special gifts or talents, just a willingness to invite others to magazine Please pray for us as we start raising the funds and embarking on
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SUNDAY 14 MARCH
INSIDE: SURVIVAL Living on a dump
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THAILAND Fight against child prostitution
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hEr MOThEr BulTI, EaST INDIa
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a truck rumbles tHrougH tHe gates of
tHe rubbisH dump iN leóN, Nicaragua. as
it discHarges its stiNkiNg load, barefoot
cHildreN clamber oNto Nearby Heaps
to avoid beiNg buried iN tHe avalaNcHe
of plastic bags aNd rottiNg food.
s soon as the worst is over, they scramble down to rejoin their mothers.
They know their families depend on the meagre haul. Barely edible food
is carefully packed away, while recyclable material such as plastic and glass
is collected, to be sold on later.
Juan Carlos ramos and Fatima lopez are two of the children who often accompany
their mothers to the dump. Juan’s mother, Maria, used to do domestic work, but the pay
was so low that she makes more money from half a day’s work on the dump than from a
whole day of cleaning. “I wish I didn’t have to go there. If I had another option I wouldn’t
need to go to the dump anymore,” says Maria.
By six o’clock every morning Maria is sifting through other people’s
discarded belongings to sustain her family, but at the end of the week
the most she can hope for is 200 córdobas, the equivalent of £3,
never enough to feed her family.
Working on the dump is fraught with danger. The “i ask tHe
women and children are exposed to violence, sexual lord to take
abuse and the danger of burn injuries from care of us
smouldering garbage. “I ask the lord to take care because
of us because anything can happen at the dump. aNytHiNg caN
Someone was killed in a fight for rubbish,” HappeN at
explains Yolanda, Fatima’s mother. tHe dump”
living near the dump also brings other
problems with it. Working in the rubbish
makes the children susceptible to skin
Main pic: FaTIMa aND JuaN aT ThE ruBBISh DuMP, lOOKING aT aN ITEM JuaN haS FOuND.
top right: FaTIMa aND hEr MOThEr, YOlaNDa, STaNDING IN ThE MIDDlE OF ThE DuMP.
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Feature SCAVENGING FOR SURVIVAL EYE witness
In June CompassIon uK Ceo Ian
diseases and respiratory problems, with their HamIlton and lemonaId dIreCtor
undernourished bodies unable to fight off infections.
JustIn dowds wIll ClImb mount
FroM scaVenging to school
KIlImanJaro to raIse £250,000 to
life began to improve for Juan and Fatima when rebuIld tHe only HospItal on HaItI’s
they were registered in the local Compassion assisted ImpoverIsHed la Gonâve Island.
project, Tesoros de Cristo Student Centre. The staff
noticed their malnutrition and began giving them
additional food, while their infections were treated
during regular checkups.
The biggest change is the hope that shines out
BLOOD, SwEAt AND
of Juan and Fatima’s eyes. “The children have a
different vision; they have dreams of professional
JuaN aND hIS MOThEr, MarIa, aT ThE ruBBISh DuMP.
BOY WaITING aT ThE WESlEYaN hOSPITal
PhOTO: IDEal IMaGES
careers. They want to help their families,” explains
Maria Tellez, project director of Tesoros de Cristo “i waNt to be a lawyer aNd he the nation of haiti lies a few hundred collapse within the next year.
Student Centre. i would like to cleaN tHe miles off the coast of the united States. On la Gonâve there are 23 Compassion projects
Fatima dreams of becoming a doctor. She wants streets of tHe commuNity” Officially the poorest country in the supporting 5,574 children and the Wesleyan hospital
to clean the dirty water in the community, remove western hemisphere, one of its islands, is the only one available to them and their families.
all the rubbish and clean the house. Juan adds, them from poverty. Through your support, these la Gonâve, is also one of the most water scarce
“I am doing well at school. I want to be a lawyer children see life differently. Their parents get home places on earth. the challenge
and I would like to clean the streets of the tired and with no desire to express love, but at the In the 1950s, la Gonâve had a population “haiti is the most desperate place I visit in my role
community so that no one will put garbage on project the children know they are important to God, of 10,000, but a government-initiated shipping as CEO. I took a “reluctant” Justin with me around
the street or in the wells.” to us and to their sponsors.” of “undesirables” to the island increased the three years ago. We dreamed up this plan of a
population to over 120,000 in just a few sponsored climb of Kilimanjaro, africa’s highest
the Blessing oF sponsorship new Beginnings short years. mountain, to raise funds. a new hospital will make
This is a far cry from the reality their parents faced. life at the dump is changing too. Two months ago, The Wesleyan hospital remains the only the lives of la Gonâve’s people safer, including
“Most people in this community did not go to school the old dump was closed and a new one was medical facility on the island and desperately thousands of Compassion sponsored children and
because they were from big families and from an opened, one where children may not work. Only needs to be rebuilt to cope with a population their families; the kind of safety we take for
early age, their parents put them to work,” explains adults with assigned identity cards are allowed onto 12 times the size it was designed to serve. granted,” says Ian.
Maria Tellez. the dump, which hopefully means that more children Justin recalls, “When I first visited the hospital
“I thank God for touching the heart of sponsors will soon be attending school. the stark reality the dedication of the staff to do their very best in
to help our children. I pray that God takes care of In the afternoons you will now find Juan and The 33 beds are simply inadequate, regularly the crumbling structure touched me deeply. as we
them and blesses them, so they can bless my Fatima, not with a hook to dig in the rubbish, but sleeping two to a bed and corridors have become waited we saw a small boy rushed in with a deep cut
children,” said Yolanda. holding a notebook and pencil, tools that will makeshift wards. The operating theatre struggles to his abdomen that he’d torn as he tried to scale a
Maria Tellez speaks on behalf of the children at help them to become all that God has designed to maintain clean air through outdated filters as glass topped wall. he arrived at the hospital on the
Tesoros de Cristo Student Centre saying, “I thank God them to be. dust blows in and the obsolete delivery room serves back of a motorbike, literally holding his insides in.
for putting this ministry here to reach the life of as the only place for pregnant women to have The hospital staff rushed him into surgery and with
parents and children. Thank you for looking after BY orFa cerrato, COMPaSSION NICaraGua emergency caesarean sections. Fifty consecutive incredible skill saved his life. One of the nurses even
these children who had been forgotten and releasing WITh elke dunaiski, COMPaSSION uK hurricane seasons have also taken their toll on donated a pint of her blood to save the child. That
the fabric of the hospital. The building is sealed it for me. I want to show that level of
“i tHaNk god for toucHiNg tHe Heart of spoNsors to Help our cHildreN” condemned, with its concrete sickness no longer commitment to bring the very best hospital facility
repairable and fears that the operating theatre will to the very least of these.”
to donate or to Find out More aBout the kiliManjaro challenge please Visit
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nothing, not even the food she needs to keep her alive.
In a heartbeat, what was once a token activity would take
on an awful significance.
Sixteen thousand children die of hunger-related
causes each day. Each day – 16,000! Even as I write this,
I feel the need to go back and double check that figure,
because I think surely it must be wrong. It is not.
The majority of these deaths are not attributable to
outright starvation, but to diseases that move in on
children whose bodies have been weakened by hunger.
I weep for these children, but I weep doubly for their
mothers. I cannot imagine their pain.
how easy it is for the rest of us. We don’t have to
live that reality. We don’t even have to watch it happen.
In fact, we can lead our daily lives pretending that it
and I think that would be not just sad but heartlessly
cruel. These mothers need our help, and if we can offer
it, we should.
So I’m asking you today to dig deep and do what
you can. Sponsor a child, or an additional child, in a
country where poverty is real and deadly.
FroM one Mother to another
I know firsthand that you mothers are incredibly
busy laughing, cuddling and playing with your kids, and
cleaning up a mess or two, or twenty, along the way,
(I cleaned an entire can of blue Play-Doh off the cat
today – that was a new one). So all I’m asking is that you
my Name is am not a Compassion executive or even a Now I’ll tell you what would impact me, and again I’ll give me an “amen” or two, then do what you can.
Compassion advocate (yet!), I was never a speak as a mother.
lisa miles aNd
sponsored child myself nor am I a fabulous ask me to wake my child in the “ask me to wake my cHild iN tHe morNiNg aNd
i Have beeN a
Christian recording artist. My perspective is morning and tell her she will have tell Her sHe will Have NotHiNg to eat today”
spoNsor witH simply that of a sponsor with a passion for nothing to eat today. ask me to put her
compassioN Compassion and someone who deeply loves her to bed at night crying because she is so hungry. When she Thank you for everything you do – and will do – to
for two years. sponsored kids. looks at me with complete love and trust, knowing that she help children and their mothers. I know they would do
I have to confess that the day of fasting and prayer depends on me for everything; ask me to tell her there will the same for you.
on behalf of the Global Food Crisis did not impact me. be nothing to eat tomorrow either. Now ask me to repeat
aNd i spoNsor at all! I fasted, I felt some minor discomfort, but speaking this daily until her ribs protrude, her tummy bloats, and she P.S. My husband said, “ditto for
a 9-year-old as a mother, one day without food is like a drop in can hardly walk. the dads.”
boy iN etHiopia, the bucket of sacrifices I’ve made since my child was as a mum, I want to give my child everything, the
aNd we Have a born. You mothers understand. We have sacrificed our best of everything. Now tell me that I can give her BY lisa Miles, COMPaSSION SPONSOr
sleep, our free time, our career goals, our figures, and
our freedom to watch anything on television that
cHild wHo Honour a motHer tHis motHer’s Day. if you’D like to speak up on Her beHalf
anD see Her cHilDren releaseD from poverty, fill in anD return tHe
is 17, also One day without food – not a problem. To be a mum
encloseD carD, or visit www.compassionuk.org/motHersDay.
from etHiopia. is to sacrifice for others.
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thE BAttLE FOR INNOCENCE
a middle aged womaN roams tHe
streets of NoNgki village, tHailaNd
oN Her motorbike. Her appearaNce
doesN’t illicit aNy suspicioNs. However,
appearaNces caN be deceiviNg. sHe
looks arouNd furtively, Her gaze
fixiNg oN a small House Near barreN
farmlaNd. sHe greets tHe youNg girl
sittiNg oN tHe doorstep aloNe.
a GrOuP OF TEENaGE GIrlS WhO havE BEEN TauGhT aBOuT ThE DaNGErS OF PrOSTITuTION
thE BAttLE FOR
“ o you want a new cell phone?” the woman
asks. “Do you want to live in a bigger and
“we caNNot stay calm wHile tHese issues are corruptiNg aNd ruiNiNg
our commuNities. it is HarmiNg our cHildreN. we Have to take actioN”
nicer house?” The young girl remains silent.
“all you have to do is come work with me. You Thai girls in a club, who become their companion or wife. much they have or the amount of money they earn.”
will earn a lot of money so that you can have pretty clothes They ride in nice cars and build big houses. Their rapid ratchaya explains.
to wear and a nice car to drive. It’s a very easy job. Trust rise to wealth has resulted in influencing young girls 14-year-old Supattra Somrit is one of the
me”, the woman urges persuasively. “No, thank you,” from this area to follow in their professional footsteps,” beneficiaries. “I will not let myself get involved in a risky
Supattra replies firmly. as a Compassion-registered child, says ratchaya solemnly. situation. I know that my body is worth more than
she’s learnt to spot the dangers. Gangs also seek to lure girls into prostitution. They material things. It is not worth it to trade myself in order
Child trafficking and exploitation is a critical issue approach girls as young as twelve or thirteen, who are to get the latest phone or a big house. If someday I
worldwide. Each year, an estimated 1.2 million children not living with their parents, and seduce them with choose the wrong path, I know I will lose every thing,
are traded in this modern-day slavery industry. promises of the money they will earn and the luxuries including my pride.”
In northeast Thailand, Nongki has quickly grown from they can buy. Compassion workers also talk with parents about
an agricultural town to one that increasingly resembles the relevant issues, regularly visiting homes. If the project
sordid, dark cities of surrounding Bangkok and Pattaya. “we haVe to take action” knows that a child is at high risk, they will spend more
“i will Not “We cannot stay calm while these issues are corrupting time with them.
let myself get lure oF luxuries and ruining our communities. It is harming our children. While progress is slow, Compassion’s perseverance
iNvolved iN a “Prostitution has crept up silently into our community and We have to take action.” ratchaya says. and determination in the battle against child
risky situatioN. has become a significant source of income over the past In Thailand, Compassion is working with exploitation is starting to bear fruit.
i kNow tHat my three years. There are so many night clubs, pubs and International Justice Mission to conduct workshops on “I see changes in them after we train and talk with
body is wortH restaurants that have opened up. These places are Child rights and Child Protection for all 220 child them. Groups of girls who used to hang around the park
more tHaN targeted towards and service the local men who work at development centres. The workshops instruct project at night are decreasing. Girls who are at risk of being
material tHiNgs” the factories or as day labourers.” says ratchaya staff working directly with children on how to prevent exploited come and tell me that they will not go to the
Phosut-Tanapat, Compassion project director. abuse, protect them from ’predators’ and how to handle park at night again because they are scared and they
“Marriages between Thai women and westerners these situations properly. don’t want to be victims,” concludes ratchaya.
working in Bangkok and Pattaya are becoming a major “We know that many of our children struggle
problem and we are deeply concerned. They move here in with low self-esteem so we encourage and teach them BY arada polwat, COMPaSSION ThaIlaND
ThaI GIrl PEEKS arOuND a larGE POlE their retirement because of the low cost of living and meet that the value of their life does not depend upon how WITh nikki sealey, COMPaSSION uK
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“oNe of tHe reasoNs for our success Has
Haiti’s ricHNess iN Natural beauty, beeN tHis partNersHip witH compassioN”
culture aNd music is oversHadowed
by political aNd civil iNstability,
violeNce, Natural disasters aNd
poverty. but tHere is ligHt iN tHe
darkNess wHere cHurcHes briNg
Hope to commuNities.
he Methodist Church was the first to establish a A fruitful pArtnership can impact the future of haiti through better leadership.”
mission on the island and the fruit of the early The church, through partnership with Compassion, has abel is well on the way to fulfilling his dream. after “tHe JoHN
missionaries’ labour is still evident, with over a been able to provide generations of children with love graduating from the project he was accepted onto the wesley cHurcH
million evangelical Christians in haiti. and encouragement, healthcare, education and Compassion leadership Development Programme and is a beacoN
vocational training, as well as the opportunity to hear obtained a university degree. of ligHt”
Beacon oF light and respond to the Gospel. Today he works as radio Communication Operator
In the slums of Solino, the Free Methodist Inland Mission Under the gentle guidance of Pastor David and his for the united Nations in haiti. he is fluent in English,
is still going strong. church, many young men and women have become Spanish, Creole and French and plans to complete his
Though thousands of people are crammed into agents of changes. Several are now pastors, while others Masters degree.
Solino, with no access to clean water, health care, have gone on to become teachers, social workers and But his first love is the children of Solino and he still
education or jobs, the John Wesley Church, under Pastor even diplomats. attends John Wesley Church, where, together with
David Charles, is a refuge of hope. Compassion, many more young lives are being changed
Pastor David has served his congregation for over impActing the future of hAiti for eternity.
twenty years and he remembers the early days. “I Abel Jerome is one of the young men who grew up in
top: aBEl WITh ChIlDrEN FrOM ThE PrOJECT ThaT hE uSED TO aTTEND
preached to only forty people on Sundays and the school Solino. “I could have become a gang member, were it BY ephraiM lindor, COMPaSSION haITI, aBoVe: aBEl JErOME, WhO NOW WOrKS FOr ThE uNITED NaTIONS
was very small,” he says. not for the support of Pastor David, the church and my WITh elke dunaiski, COMPaSSION uK IN haITI
Today, his church has 450 members and the John Compassion sponsor.” he says.
Wesley School provides education to over 350 children, Abel has distinguished himself as an outstanding
through partnership with coMpassion, your church can work alongside churches in the
of whom nearly 300 are sponsored through Compassion. leader and advocate of children. “I would like to magnify
deVeloping world to put god’s loVe into action. Find out how easy it is By calling our
“One of the reasons for our success has been this what I have received from John Wesley Church so others
church relations Manager on 01932 827842 or Visit www.coMpassionuk.org/engage.
partnership with Compassion,” Pastor David explains. can benefit, becoming better Christians and citizens that
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aN iNterview witH edouard lassegue news
compassioN’s vice presideNt of tHe latiN america & caribbeaN regioN
edouard lasseGue was born In port-
au-prInCe, HaItI. He aCCepted CHrIst at
tHe aGe of 13 wHen He beGan attendInG
a neIGHbourHood bIble Club run by
mIssIonarIes. edouard studIed and sri lanka startup
Graduated from bob Jones unIversIty
wItH a bs deGree In bIble eduCatIon We are excited to share the great
(1986) and an ms deGree In sCHool This Mother’s Day, come alongside a mum who has to raise her news that Compassion
admInIstratIon (1987). children in poverty. By doing a Compassion Mother’s Day presentation International will be expanding
on 14 March, you can help to ease the burdens of mothers around the into the south east asian country
Edouard returned to hait and started a church in the Compassion is to visit churches and see how the church world by releasing their children from poverty in Jesus’ name. of Sri lanka next year. Ministry
same community where he spent his childhood and is being used in transforming lives. This is very Fill in and return the enclosed Mother’s Day card or visit activities will begin with the Child
also started a Christian school. Edouard has been humbling for me, especially when I see pastors excited www.compassionuk.org/mothersday to order your free Survival Programme, focusing on
married to Gina for over 20 years and they have three about their mission and the ministry to children. Mother’s Day resource Pack. expectant mothers, babies and
toddlers up to the age of three.
children. In January of 2007, Edouard was named
Please join us in lifting this
vice President of the latin america and Caribbean what issues aFFect the children kiliManjaro exciting new venture to the lord
region of Compassion International. Prior to this in your region?
and in welcoming Sri lanka to the
position, Edouard served as the Country Director of In a nutshell, drugs, child labour, violence, drug and In June Compassion uK CEO Ian hamilton and lemonaid Director Justin
Dowds will attempt to climb Mt Kilimanjaro to raise £250,000 to rebuild
haiti for nearly 11 years before being named area human trafficking, gangs, immigration and income
the only hospital on haiti’s impoverished la Gonâve island.
Director for the Central america and Caribbean area. disparity in society.
The current hospital building is condemned with concrete sickness
The latin american and Caribbean region has
and in danger of collapse over the next few years. Its staff have to cope
645 staff members in 12 countries and the work are there any culturally speciFic proBleMs with less than adequate facilities to serve the expanding population.
Edouard oversees impacts 514,990 registered that May not Be aFFecting other regions? To donate or to find out more about the Kilimanjaro Challenge please
children in 2,232 projects throughout the region. urbanisation – poverty in latin america is mostly visit www.bloodsweatandcompassion.org
urban. 75 per cent of the population live in urban
what does your role at coMpassion entail? areas – over 50 per cent are extremely poor. latin Financial stateMents 2008-2009
In my current role, I have three critical responsibilities. america stands out by its significantly high
as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, it is my privilege to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors and
First, I provide leadership to the region – including the urbanisation level. Currently this level is slightly
supporters! The last ten years have been an exciting journey that has seen us lift thousands of children from
area offices of South and Central america and the higher than in Europe and very similar to that poverty in Jesus’ name together. God bless you! tony neeVes, ChaIrMaN OF ThE BOarD OF TruSTEES, COMPaSSION uK
Caribbean, as well as the 12 countries they manage. observed in North america (uNPD, 2001). Youth
I also represent the region to Compassion gangs and violence are prevalent in our countries. summary of CompassIon’s annual report and fInanCIal statements for 2008-2009.
International as a whole and finally I represent urban life exposes the poor to great risks and
Compassion International as a whole to the region. suffering. This is particularly due to weak and
This allows the country offices to understand the unstable social networks in urban areas, so children
background for the decisions the organisation makes are more exposed to neglect and violence; and are
and this is also where the advocacy part of my role also over exposed to organised crime, drugs and
comes in. We agree on the proper strategy to mobilise gang violence. Immigration (especially in Central InCome total = £16,960,040 expendIture total = £17,156,508
the church in our region. america and the Caribbean) – parents leave children GIFT aID Tax rECOvErED = £2,775,438 COST OF GENEraTING FuNDS - £1,891,436 SuPPOrT COSTS - £673,554
DONaTIONS = £14,045,425 DIrECT ChIlD SuPPOrT GraNTS - £13,184,397 GOvErNaNCE COSTS - £82,521
behind as they migrate to the united States or other
OThEr INCOME = £139,177 DIrECT ChIlD MINISTrY aND aDvOCaCY COSTS - £1,324,600
what do you enjoy Most aBout your countries and cities in search of jobs. This often
work with coMpassion? leaves children vulnerable to trafficking, exploitation For a full break down of Compassion accounts please visit www.compassionuk.org/annualreports
By far the most satisfying part of my work with and child labour. This information represents a summary extracted from the full financial statements of Compassion uK. The full accounts and an unqualified audit certificate, signed by Menzies llP,
Chartered accountants and registered auditors, are available on request from Compassion uK’s registered office. Copies of these accounts and the trustees’ reports have been filed
with The registrar of Companies and the Charity Commission. a full set of the audited accounts are available at www.compassionuk.org/annualreports or by post from our office.
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