Luis Cocon visits a home in El Salvador.
Guatemalan farms like this one are affected by the ongoing drought.
By Luis Cocon, communications liaison for Unbound in Guatemala
The other day while waiting for the bus I saw a little girl about the age of 6 crying. Her cry sounded desperate. Her cry troubled some people. Others just ignored it.
“She is thirsty,” her mother said, as a young woman on an old bicycle stopped and gave the little girl some soda. After a couple of sips a smile appeared on the girl’s face.
Her cry for water reminded me that it is essential for life. I thought of places where people die of hunger and thirst. Not in some faraway country, but right here in my own country of Guatemala.
In this two-part video, Stacy King, Unbound trip coordinator, describes her journey to India on an Unbound awareness trip — the trip of a lifetime.
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Marcelino prepares bola-bola on his food cart.
Food carts are part of everyday life in the Philippines, and one of the popular snacks offered is bola-bola. Bola-bola is made from fish that has been pounded into a paste, rolled into balls and fried. Customers skewer a piece from the vendor’s frying pan and dip the tasty treat in a sauce of their choice.
Marcelino owns one of these food carts and sells bola-bola. His daughter Jenny is sponsored through Unbound. Jenny’s sponsorship supplements the income Marcelino makes from farming and the food cart, helping the family meet their basic needs and build a path out of poverty.
Marcelino uses what he makes selling bola-bola to help pay his children’s school fees. His goal is to help his children get a good education and achieve their dreams.
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It’s that time of year again! For many children in the United States, school is back in session. Have you ever wondered what school is like in your sponsored friend’s country? Take a look at our infographic featuring grade levels around the world.
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When you were a kid, how far did you travel to get to school? Perhaps you walked a few blocks, rode your bike or went to the end of your street to wait for a school bus. Sponsored friends Mary Rose and Jovelyn live in a rural part of the Philippines. The girls and their classmate walk 3 kilometers to school each day. That’s a bit less than 2 miles. While the distance isn’t far, the path they travel has some unique obstacles.
A lot can happen in an instant. The phone rings, a dog wags his tail, a frown turns into a smile, someone clicks “like” on Facebook.
A life changes.
Watch this video, “In an Instant,” to see how the simple click of a button can change the life of a child.
Then, share it on Facebook or Twitter and help create that change.
A lot can happen in an instant. The phone rings, a dog wags his tail, a frown turns into a smile, someone clicks “like” on Facebook. A life changes. Watch this video, “In an Instant,” to see how the simple click of a button can change the life of a child. Then, share it on Facebook or Twitter and help […]