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Historical Background

Historical background

The organization was founded in 1952 by an American Evangelist, Rev. Everett  Swanson while on an evangelistic tour in Korea where he felt compelled to help Korean war orphans. He thereafter established a program through which individuals would sponsor needy children in Korea.

Today, Compassion International serves above 2 million children and youth from poor households in 25 countries globally. In addition to the current 25 program countries spread across Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean,  Compassion also raises sponsorship and non-sponsorship grants in 11 countries in North America, Europe, Korea and Australia.

Compassion in Kenya was registered in 1983. Currently, we have a presence in 30 Counties partnering with over 450 local churches to serve more than 130,000 children and youths.