Maria holding her prize of personal growth she received from Pamplona University.
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.
Jhonny smiles big for the camera!
Ask 7-year-old Jhonny about his sponsor, Leiandro, and the words spill out.
Although he’s only been sponsored for a year and a half, Jhonny and his sponsor have formed a strong friendship.
David and Judy Dames pose for a photo with their sponsored friends and their friends’ family members.
In March, David and Judy Dames stepped aboard a plane on their way to Costa Rica.
With the support of his sponsor and CFCA, Luis was able to follow his dream of studying medicine. He is now in his final year of medical school.
Studies show giving back leads to better health.
An interesting idea, but how can sponsoring a child or elderly friend through CFCA help you feel better physically and emotionally?
Join us as we travel through scientific studies to find out how helping others can make you happier and healthier.
Sponsored children in Kenya work on homework and write letters to their sponsors.
By Kristen Littrell, CFCA correspondent
Have you ever placed a letter to your sponsored child in the mailbox and wondered how many people and places, cars and planes are required to put that letter in your sponsored child’s waiting hands? Read more to find out!
The sun sets over Lake Victoria in Kenya.
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.
Q: When should I send my sponsored friend a Christmas greeting?
A: Typically, letters sent by regular mail can take six to eight weeks to reach your sponsored friend.
During the holidays, it can take even longer. Continue reading