Apr 23 2014

‘On the way to somewhere’

Kibera-entry

By Erin Stillion, financial auditor for Unbound

Erin Stillion, financial auditor for Unbound in Kansas, recently traveled to Kenya to perform a financial audit for Unbound’s Nairobi project. While he was there he met an amazing young man that made a huge impact on his life. This is Erin’s story.

The sun was already beating down on a sea of rusted tin roofs. Our team was wrapping up a financial audit in Unbound’s Nairobi project, spending several days poring over documents, reading policy manuals, interviewing staff, assessing procedures and visiting families. I was exhausted, but brimming with anticipation.

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Mar 26 2014

Friendships cross barriers in Unbound

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By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa

True friendship goes beyond the miles between people — beyond their culture, their religion and the color of their skin.

“I have been in Kenya thrice,” said Toni Guidice, who is from New York and sponsors three children through Unbound. “Seeing my sponsored children brings warmth to my heart. Each time I see them my heart melts.

“I feel nothing but love when I look into their eyes.”

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Feb 24 2014

Remembering a scholar and special friend

By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa

“My dream is to make it in life. I dream of being a woman representative in my community. I want to fight for the rights of all women. I want to write books and inspire people by telling my story.”

This is what Stephanie said to me.

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Feb 3 2014

Waking up in Kibera slum

Elizabeth (left) and Monica (right) model their school uniforms with their mother Rosalia outside their home in Kibera.

Elizabeth (left) and Monica (right) model their school uniforms with their mother Rosalia outside their home in Kibera.

Getting up early for school has been the bane of many mornings. The task seems especially annoying within the throes of teen-dom, with each additional minute clinging to the pillow a victory in the name of sleep.

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Dec 30 2013

Our top 5 blog posts of 2013!

You clicked, we tallied.

To say goodbye to 2013, we’ve brought you the top five CFCA posts published this year. Read more

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Dec 25 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from everyone at CFCA! Our office may be closed, but we’re sending you lots of Christmas cheer. As you spend time with your families, we hope you enjoy this Christmas video from El Salvador.

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Dec 12 2013

Elderly man recalls struggle for Kenya’s independence

80-year-old Joseph celebrates 50 years since Kenya gained its independence.

Eighty-year-old Joseph celebrates 50 years since Kenya gained its independence.

By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa

As Kenya marks 50 years since independence, the country and Kenyans are in jubilation as we celebrate the 12th of December, Jamhuri Day. It is the day Kenya attained its independence as a republic.

Eighty-year-old Joseph, sponsored in the CFCA aging program, is proud of Kenya and remembers the journey toward independence.

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