Category Archives: Africa

Ugandan small business
Dec 16 2013

Exhibition of hope: Sponsored self-help groups in Uganda showcase livelihood skills

Sponsors on a recent Awareness Trip admire the wares created by Ugandan mothers.

Sponsors on a recent Awareness Trip admire the wares created by Ugandan mothers.

Sponsor on a recent awareness trip to Uganda were treated to an exhibition of skills by the Ugandan mothers. The mothers have joined together to learn new skills and develop livelihood programs to become more self-sufficient.

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Sponsored elder in Kenya
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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Geography Awareness Week
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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Unbound scholar
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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Tanzanian Unbound mother
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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