The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA.
Here’s one from Jeffrey, who is hoping to graduate from college after many challenges along the way.
I am very proud of them both, and I am a witness of their unending love, care and support.
I was in grade four when one of the biggest changes in my life happened.
I was recruited as one of the members of the CFCA family through the sponsorship program. It gave me additional self-confidence to pursue my studies.
My father struggled to support my and my brother’s educational needs. So my mother decided to work as a housemaid.
It is very hard waking up early in the morning knowing that your mother is not there, and enjoying those days were never easy for us.
She once said to me, “Anak, kahit mahirap tayo, sainyo naming ibubuhos lahat n gaming pag-asa sa buhay (My child, even though we are poor, we will give to you all we can because you are our hope in our life),” and after saying this, she would surprise me with a big hug.
After finishing grade six as a class salutatorian, my self-determination grew. Read more