Did you know that for many of our sponsored children and aging friends, a CFCA birthday celebration may be the first time they’ve ever formally celebrated their birthdays?
These much-anticipated celebrations often include family members and others in the local community.
Here are a few photos of recent CFCA birthday celebrations in Guatemala, Colombia and India. They were too precious not to share with you!
Bonus: Calculating one’s age in a rural village in India
People in the U.S. usually know the day, month and year when they were born, but that’s not true for every sponsored friend we serve.
Sreekanth Gundoji, our communications liaison in India, recently interviewed a family in a rural area and asked about the age of their daughter, Sona.
“Her mother, Maku, thought for a while and then replied that Sona’s teeth had fallen out recently, so her age must be 7 years,” he wrote. “That’s how they calculate their age.”