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When the weather gets hot, water can be a fun way to cool down! How do you use water for summer fun? Maybe you play in a sprinkler or go to a park with water slides. Water can be fun for kids who live in poor countries too! Let’s see how their favorite water activities are different from or similar to yours.

Children, boys and girls, wearing green and orange shirts with orange shorts, barefoot, gather at a river, stream, running water, landscape, to wash, play, splash up the water playfully, clean, bath, cleaning, themselves their hands, in the water.

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🇮🇩 Indonesia

Arnold and Stevi are in charge of collecting water for their family. Their home doesn’t have running water. So Arnold and Stevi fill up containers at this river. Just because it’s a chore doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! “If my sponsor ever comes to visit me,” Arnold says, “I would like to invite my sponsor to swim with me in the river.”

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🇬🇭 Ghana

Have you ever gone fishing? Lots of kids around the world go fishing too! Some do it for fun, but many do it to catch food for their families. Some sponsored children have parents who work as fishers. When they catch enough fish in their nets, they can sell it for money or feed it to their families. Sometimes they don’t catch enough to meet their families’ needs. That’s why these kids need sponsors!

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🇧🇷 Brazil

Eight-year-old João lives in a poor neighborhood near the ocean in Brazil. He goes to a Compassion center that has a really cool program for sponsored kids: surfing school! Here, João practices the surfing skills he learned from his pastor, who jokes that Jesus was the original surfer since He walked on water!

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🇹🇭 Thailand

These sponsored siblings live with their grandmother in a home by a river. “We love swimming so much and get so excited every evening in the summer and dry season that we can go to swim at the river,” says Pimchanok, the girl on the left. Since they don’t have running water at home, they also bathe and do laundry in the river. 

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🇺🇬 Uganda

This little guy is happy to have a cool bath on a hot day outside! In his neighborhood, the homes don’t have running water like your home probably does. So people share the water that comes out of this outdoor faucet in the neighborhood. They can fill jugs with the water to take home.

🇮🇩 Indonesia

Arnold and Stevi are in charge of collecting water for their family. Their home doesn’t have running water. So Arnold and Stevi fill up containers at this river. Just because it’s a chore doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! “If my sponsor ever comes to visit me,” Arnold says, “I would like to invite my sponsor to swim with me in the river.”

🇬🇭 Ghana

Have you ever gone fishing? Lots of kids around the world go fishing too! Some do it for fun, but many do it to catch food for their families. Some sponsored children have parents who work as fishers. When they catch enough fish in their nets, they can sell it for money or feed it to their families. Sometimes they don’t catch enough to meet their families’ needs. That’s why these kids need sponsors!

🇧🇷 Brazil

Eight-year-old João lives in a poor neighborhood near the ocean in Brazil. He goes to a Compassion center that has a really cool program for sponsored kids: surfing school! Here, João practices the surfing skills he learned from his pastor, who jokes that Jesus was the original surfer since He walked on water!

🇹🇭 Thailand

These sponsored siblings live with their grandmother in a home by a river. “We love swimming so much and get so excited every evening in the summer and dry season that we can go to swim at the river,” says Pimchanok, the girl on the left. Since they don’t have running water at home, they also bathe and do laundry in the river. 

🇺🇬 Uganda

This little guy is happy to have a cool bath on a hot day outside! In his neighborhood, the homes don’t have running water like your home probably does. So people share the water that comes out of this outdoor faucet in the neighborhood. They can fill jugs with the water to take home.

Fun fact: Sloths may be awkward on land, but they are excellent swimmers!

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Did you know that when it's summer where you live, it's winter where some sponsored children live? Print out this fact sheet to learn all about the equator and how life is different above and below it!

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