CFCA’s president and CEO, Scott Wasserman
By Scott Wasserman, CFCA president and CEO
One morning recently, I read a file from a law firm representing the estate of one of our late sponsors. In her will she left $500 for the benefit of Jose, her sponsored child in Colombia.
Michael Calabria, CFCA’s planned giving director, worked with the attorney, Jim, on how best to use the gift. Our staff in Colombia let us know that when Jose completes 11th grade next year, he must either enroll in college or enlist in the military.
Elizabeth stands outside her home, decorated for Christmas, near Medellin, Colombia.
A Christmas celebration in India
A Christmas celebration in Kenya
A Christmas celebration in El Salvador
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.
CFCA sponsor Margie O’Connor recently traveled to Ecuador for our first awareness trip to the country. She talks about her trip and how meeting her sponsored friend Inti will always be a great moment in her life.
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 on CFCA’s 32-year anniversary, we take a closer look at our work in the South American country, Peru.
Antoni, 12, Colombia
Antoni and William are two of the selected artists featured on CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards. Click here to learn more about them!
Director of global strategy, Paul Pearce, left, walks with a group of mothers in Cartagena, Colombia.
Recently, Jose Rodriguez, project director for Colombia at CFCA headquarters in Kansas, traveled to Colombia to visit with mothers of sponsored children.
During the workshop, mothers gathered to answer a question: “What is your dream?”
Many women had the opportunity to share what they were interested in pursuing and CFCA had the chance to help them make it happen.
Watch the video to learn more about how CFCA becomes a catalyst for these women to achieve their dreams.
Watch the video!
The city of Manchay, Peru.
By Elizabeth Alex
From the distance, Manchay, Peru appears dirty and desolate.
Small and sometimes rickety houses, cheerfully painted in lilac and blue sit at the base of what appear to be mountains made of dust and rock. Manchay is covered in haze.
But what Manchay lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for in smiles.
Like the big grin on 5-year-old Carlos’ face.