My 11-year-old daughter, Anna, and I traveled to Honduras with an Unbound Awareness Trip to meet our sponsored child, Jaeli, and her mother, Lorenza. It was wonderful to meet the little girl whom we had come to know through letters for the past two years. We knew a few things about her family and her life, but we were completely unprepared to learn what a huge difference our sponsorship makes in their daily lives.
Tomorrow, June 21, marks the official first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer is a time for many people to spend outdoors and soak up the sun. To celebrate the season, here’s a photo gallery of sponsored children around the world showing you what they love to do in warmer weather.
By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa
The best moments in my journey with Unbound have been those spent with the families in their homes, talking and interacting.
I see a sparkle shining brightly in the eyes of the children I have had the pleasure to meet and talk to as they share with me their dreams and hopes for the future.
“When I grow up, I would like to board an airplane and go to America and become as famous as Lupita Nyongo,” said Cecilia, a little girl I met on one of my field visits.
It is through the eyes of children like Cecilia that I find my own strength.
As the travelers from Unbound’s first blogger trip to El Salvador settle back home, they are already starting to share their experiences on their own blogs. We’re excited to share excerpts from what they’ve posted so far.
Sponsorship makes a difference in not just your sponsored friend’s life, but your life, too.
At Unbound, we connect compassionate people and build relationships.
As I reflect over the last few days traveling in El Salvador for the Unbound blogger trip, one thing continuously comes to mind: the strength of mothers.