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Nov 12 2014

Putting Gandhi’s wisdom into action

Martin Kraus

Martin Kraus (second from right), director of finance for Unbound, with his family

By Martin Kraus, director of finance for Unbound

“You must become the change you want to see.”

As I walked through the Mumbai airport in India, I couldn’t help but notice this quote on a huge banner hanging overhead. Most of us, whether from India or not, easily recognize this quote as being from Mahatma Gandhi, one of India’s most influential and respected leaders. What struck me are the many ways in which I am privileged to see Gandhi’s quote being put into action all over the world.

At Unbound, our sponsors take this quote to heart by taking action. Their sponsorship allows them to “become the change” that this world so badly needs, and in doing so, they make significant changes in the worlds of others. Recently, while performing an audit of Unbound’s office in Manila, Philippines, I met two beautiful examples.

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Jul 30 2012

He said, she said. . .

Our field staff does some serious research whenever we need information for a story. Unfortunately, we can’t use all of the quotes from our sponsored individuals. Instead of storing these gems in a file waiting to be archived, we decided to share some of our favorites with you.

Please enjoy a few quotes from the sponsored individuals in our Hope for a Family program!

Gregorio, CFCA sponsored aging, plays the guitar

Gregorio plays music for his pets

“I think the birds do because when I start singing or playing the guitar they start whistling.”
ó Gregorio, CFCA sponsored aging from Mexico, on whether or not his pets enjoy it when he makes music.
  

“Breaking the Santa Claus PiÒata and trying to collect many sweets, that’s where I have more fun.”
ó Hermes, 11-year-old CFCA sponsored child from Guatemala, who answered, honestly, about his favorite part of the CFCA Christmas celebration. Read more

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