Nov 27 2013

‘Babywearing’ fad = age-old custom in developing countries

Esther, mother of a sponsored child in Kenya, "wears" her 15-month-old son, Alex.

Esther, mother of a sponsored child in Kenya, “wears” her 15-month-old son, Alex.

“Babywearing” is the practice of carrying your baby with a sling, wrap or pouch. While it’s a popular trend in the Western world, it’s been practiced in developing countries for generations.

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Nov 21 2013

Madagascar: Changing lives through community

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Join us as we celebrate Geography Awareness Week with National Geographic and friends. This year’s theme “focuses on how geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way.”

Today we take a closer look at Madagascar, one of the countries in Africa where we work.

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Nov 15 2013

Kenyan youth pursues dream to be medical researcher

Austine is a young man from Kenya who wants to be a medical researcher.

Austine is a young man from Kenya who wants to be a medical researcher.

As young boys, Austine and his brothers would spend their days carry sand for local construction companies in Kisumu, Kenya to help their mother feed the family.

Now a CFCA scholar, Austine is realizing his dream of higher education.

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Nov 8 2013

Tanzanian family finds new home in safer house

Imagine having such an insecure, ramshackle house that you dread the thought of anyone visiting you.

For one family in Tanzania, this was part of their daily life.

Aurelia and her three children, two of whom are sponsored through CFCA, used to live in a home made from iron sheets.

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Oct 24 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Africa

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Every Thursday the Like Mother, Like Daughter blog invites bloggers to post four pictures – pretty, happy, funny and real – and give a little context for each picture.

So here’s {phfr} in Africa on the CFCA blog.

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Oct 9 2013

Meet the artists of CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards: Uganda and India

Richard, 22, Uganda

Richard, 22, from Uganda

Richard, 22, from Uganda is one of the artists who contributed work for CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards. Richard is pursuing a degree in development studies. He dreams of using his management skills to help his community in the areas of planning and sustainable development.

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Oct 4 2013

A special birthday celebration for sponsored aging friends in Uganda

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By Alexah Nabayinda and Sylivia Wendidda, CFCA-Uganda staffers

Everyone in life deserves to feel special.

For many elderly, the CFCA birthday celebration was the first time in their lives they had participated in such a special event.

For the CFCA Kampala office in Uganda, the Birthday Fund made the party possible.

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