Juana, left, a mother of a CFCA sponsored child, takes her laundry for a long journey home. See a slideshow of washing laundry by hand in Guatemala.
Have you ever thought about how long it would take to travel places without a car?
Here are some examples of travel ñ and the time it takes ñ in many developing countries where CFCA works:
- Some sponsored children in El Salvador walk 45 minutes to get to school.
- Joachim, a CFCA staff member in Bhagalpur, India, recounts his journey to visit the farthest communities where CFCA works. The farthest community is around 164 miles (264 kilometers) away, and the time to reach it is six hours.
- Walk2gether, the nearly 8,000-mile CFCA solidarity walk through 12 Latin American countries, took 17 months and 10 days to complete.
- Letters to sponsored friends often take weeks to arrive. This slideshow explains the laborious travel time and process in the journey of a letter.
We’d love to hear from you! How would your life change if you had limited transportation options? What would you use to get to the grocery store, schools, work, home, social gatherings, etc.?