Editor’s Note: See all 30 stunning images of bedrooms around the world as originally shared on the Compassion International blog.
It doesn’t matter if it’s big or small. Or if there are family memories or daily necessities hung on the walls. Or if there are treasures or clothes tucked under the bed. The bedroom is the one place we can shut out the world and curl up for sweet slumber at the end of a long day.
It’s a safe haven.
It’s no different in the developing world. From the caregivers in our Child Survival Program to the families of the kids in our Child Sponsorship Development Program to our alumni, we count it a privilege when they welcome us into their homes to share a glimpse into their day-to-day lives and their nightly safe havens.
Enjoy these stunning pictures of bedrooms from around the world!
In Colombia, 17-year-old Loraine has spina bifida. She had to have the lower part of her leg amputated due to an infection but she didn’t let that hold her back. As soon as she graduated from high school, she began studies in the medical field.
“I sleep on a mattress, in a mosquito net, with my two other friends. During summertime, it can be very hot in here. But in winter, it is very cold,” says 14-year-old Nuda. Because she lives in a boarding house in Thailand, there are about 60 girls living in the same one-story dormitory with no doors or partitions.
Little Krishna does not have a bedroom for himself. He and his family in East India sleep in a small loft made with corrugated tin sheets as the floor and clay tiles fixed on top of bamboo mesh.
Angel lays to rest one of her 2-year-old twin boys in their family’s bedroom. She’s able to sleep better at night because of the medical care they have received through the Child Survival Program in Tanzania.
Sleeping in isn’t a common occurrence for 13-year-old Odupoi. As part of the Maasai tribe in Kenya, he rises early to tend the cattle and other animals before heading off to school.
Nubia and Hazel find time to read the bible together. Even thought Nubia is a mother of six, she still finds time to volunteer her time serving the kids lunch at the Compassion center in Nicaragua where Hazel attends.
Adi’s bedroom is not just for sleeping. Because of his gift of music, his Compassion center in Indonesia helped him purchase his guitar with a financial gift from his sponsor. He says, “My sponsor really means a lot to me. Through his sponsorship I’m able to go to school and I can learn a lot of things. He plays a significant role for me and my family. If he was here now, I’d like to say thank you because I was taken care through childhood up until now because of him.”