Aug 15 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Peru

~ 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 Peru at the CFCA blog: Continue reading

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Aug 14 2013

Sharing their similarities from Pennsylvania to El Salvador

By Naresli Calito, CFCA communications center correspondent for El Salvador

CFCA sponsored children and aging friends enjoy many opportunities to dream of a better future.

Opportunities to dream, however, weren’t readily available for 7-year-old Emerson, until Heather, a 17-year-old from Pennsylvania, became his sponsor. Continue reading

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Aug 9 2013

‘Voices of hope’ on a Guatemala awareness trip

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“Bob’s notes” are reports from CFCA President Bob Hentzen, who regularly accompanies awareness trip participants. You can see Bob’s full update on his Facebook page.

Photo credits for this report go to Bob Hentzen and CFCA-Guatemala staffers Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel. Continue reading

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Aug 6 2013

Games children play in Guatemala

Summer is a great time to go outside and just have fun!

Children around the world have shared some of their favorite games with us, and today we bring you games from Guatemala!

Learn how to play an old street soccer game, marbles and jump rope — Guatemala style!

Get the rules and go play!

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Aug 5 2013

How to make egg curry from India (recipe)

Egg curry from India

Egg curry from India … mmm!

Want to experience a taste of India? Try this egg curry recipe from Jecintha and Prakash, two mothers of CFCA sponsored children. The two sisters took out a loan through their mothers group to open their own food stand where they sell this delicious dish!

Get the recipe

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Aug 2 2013

Dreams around the world

A sponsored child in Guatemala

Bradly, a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala, dreams of becoming a builder.

By Paul Pearce, CFCA director of global strategy

The other day I was talking to Ramiro Zelada, a co-worker who was born in Guatemala, about the word “dream.”

He told me that in Guatemala, those living in poverty think of dreams as something that will never come true.

And in the cases of people who are just trying to make ends meet day to day, dreams can be a reminder of a horizon that is unreachable.

“Dreaming,” Ramiro said, “is a luxury we can’t afford.” Continue reading

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Jul 31 2013

Serving as Sally’s eyes and heart

By Steve Taylor, CFCA volunteer and sponsor

Sally Steiger is a loving woman who gratefully shares her love with William, her 11-year-old sponsored child from the Philippines, who likes to be called “Yam.”

Sally is a lector at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News, Va., and a retired federal employee with more than 30 years of service.

She is also a talented musician and plays the harmonica, ukulele and keyboard.

Sally achieved all these things without the use of her eyes because she was born blind. Continue reading

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