Former sponsored friend: ‘It is my mission to plant seeds of hope’

Miguel, former sponsored friend, tells of his journey with CFCA. Miguel now works for a CFCA subproject in Guatemala, where he cherishes being able to give back to his community.

Things were not good for my family before I was sponsored through CFCA.

My mother sold tortillas and my father worked on and off as a mason.

They could barely manage to feed us, and there wasn’t much left for other home expenses, and certainly not for education.

I became sponsored by Virginia and Robert when I was 4 years old.

They were a special gift from God.

I was born 23 years ago in Guatemala City, and I am the second of three sons.

My family immigrated to the city many years ago.

Poverty forced my parents to leave their home and search for opportunities in this urban jungle.

Thanks to my sponsors and CFCA, I managed to finish elementary school and middle school.

In 2007, I graduated from high school.

And then in 2008, I began working for CFCA as a social promoter.

It is amazing how I now have the opportunity to give back to my community.

Since 2011, I have had the opportunity to be the coordinator for the subproject where I was once sponsored.

CFCA has touched my life.

I cherish the love and solidarity that I received from my sponsors, and now it is my mission to serve others and plant the seeds of hope for these new generations.

CFCA has shown me the true meaning of love and compassion.

Editor’s note: Miguel is in his fourth year of college, and is studying communication science.

He lives with his parents in a marginalized area of Guatemala City where CFCA serves more than 300 sponsored friends.

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