Alfredo, 19, is a sponsored youth served by our Cartagena, Colombia, office. He helped with an Awareness Trip earlier this year and met with several sponsors and Bob Hentzen. Alfredo tutors 9th graders in his community, and was inspired even more by his meeting with Bob to continue helping. Continue reading
Maria is a 75-year-old sponsored aging friend from Cartagena, Colombia.
Maria recently decided to go back to school to get her college education — a dream she had chased since her youth.
Because of gender stereotypes, Maria could not achieve her dream until her late 70s.
But with help and encouragement from her family, her sponsor and CFCA, Maria graduated from Pamplona University in Colombia.
By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa
I settled down in my seat on the bus and buckled my seatbelt, ready for the eight-hour drive to Kisumu City, home to one of our CFCA projects in Kenya.
As the bus made its way through the sometimes rough roads dotted with potholes, I thought about the one-and-a-half weeks I would spend interacting with CFCA families.
The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who are sponsored through CFCA.
Here’s one from Gleselle, who is in her fourth year of studies for a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering and still pursues her passion for art.
Carmen, a former CFCA scholar in Guatemala, recalls the struggles she overcame to achieve her dream of graduating from high school. She started her own business while in school to provide extra income for her family.