Carmen, a former CFCA scholar in Guatemala, recalls the struggles she overcame to achieve her dream of graduating from high school. She started her own business while in school to provide extra income for her family.
The Kangemi market in Kenya is always a beehive of activity, with sellers chanting continuously to attract customers to buy their wares.
On this particular day, youth from CFCA had come to the market, this time not to buy anything but to clean it up, as the market is dirty and unkempt.
With brooms, rakes, trash bins and dust masks to cover their faces, young people from CFCA’s Maendeleo youth group got busy sweeping and collecting trash.
Roofs leak, the ground begins to wash away, roads become blocked by landslides and rivers flood, but the people of Guatemala stand strong.
They rebuild, and together they prosper in love, hope, community and courage.
The rainy season, or winter, as many Guatemalans call this time of year, has now settled in.
For Filonila and Luz, two sponsored aging friends in Colombia, sponsorship brought them more than benefits, it brought them companionship and purpose.
Fernando’s 8-year-old daughter, Maydi, is a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala.
Fernando and his wife Sonia have seven children and recently started a career raising tilapia!
Tilapia farming is new in Guatemala and new to CFCA’s Hope for a Family livelihood programs.
Fernando will be one of the first tilapia farmers in the CFCA program to sell a batch of 50 fish.