Hindu temple build for Kumbh Mela in India
Sep 26 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in India

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Every Thursday the Like Mother, Like Daughter blog invites bloggers to post four pictures – pretty, happy, funny and real – and give a little context for each picture.

So here’s {phfr} in India at the CFCA blog:


Kumbh Mela temple in India.

This Hindu Temple was built specifically for Kumbh Mela, one of the largest spiritual gatherings on Earth.

The temple provides pilgrims with a place to offer prayers after taking a bath in the sacred river.

Kumbh Mela comes to Allahabad, home to 617 children and families in the CFCA program, every 12 years.

It is a time for Hindu pilgrims across the country and world to gather to take a dip where the Ganges and Yamuna rivers meet. Bathing in the waters during the festival is believed to bring Hindus holiness and salvation.

For sponsored children and their families taking part, the celebration takes much planning and preparation.

Read more about the Kumbh Mela festival in India.


Cake time in India!

Cake time in India!

For many sponsored children, a CFCA birthday celebration may be the only time they receive a gift and party in their honor.

Birthday celebrations are supported through the CFCA Birthday Fund. Donations are divided equally for the benefit of all sponsored friends, so everyone has the chance to celebrate their birthday and feel special.

Sponsored friends enjoy themselves at a birthday party with friends and family as well as gifts and refreshments.

Read more about CFCA’s birthday fund.


CFCA family fete in India.

The “CFCA Family Fete in India is a day of fun, joy and fellowship for CFCA sponsors, sponsored friends and CFCA staffers.

This photo was taken at the 2012 CFCA Family Fete in Chennai, India.

The festival included cultural presentations, stalls where families sell their goods, prizes as well as games and rides.

Sponsors and sponsored friends had the opportunity to meet and get to know one another at the celebration.

Judging by their expressions, it looks like everyone was having a great time!


Mother and daughter in India.

Amreen, a 7-year-old sponsored child, and her mother, Shabnam.

At CFCA, we recognize the inherent dignity of all human beings.

We serve children, youth and aging friends from all faiths and strive to be a tranquil presence in their lives.

When we create a true exchange of cultures, understanding and love as equals, we are doing more than alleviating material poverty.

We are creating the bonds of lasting peace and unity among people of diverse faiths and backgrounds.

By becoming a sponsor, you help to end the cycle of poverty for a child and family, and you form a friendship with someone in another part of the world.

Change lives. Become a sponsor today.

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