Category Archives: Environment

Rainy season in Guatemala
Aug 19 2013

Silver lining found in Guatemala’s rainy season

Roofs leak, the ground begins to wash away, roads become blocked by landslides and rivers flood, but the people of Guatemala stand strong.

They rebuild, and together they prosper in love, hope, community and courage.

The rainy season, or winter, as many Guatemalans call this time of year, has now settled in.
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World Environment Day
Jul 18 2013

Guatemalan families plant seeds for the future

If one large tree can produce enough oxygen for four people, then sponsored friends and their families in Guatemala just made it possible for 80,000 people to breathe easier.

Click here to find out how

Sponsor an elder
Jun 28 2013

Golden girls in Colombia find friendship in handbags

CFCA sponsored aging friends in Colombia.

Luz and Filonila, two sponsored aging friends in Cali, Colombia.

For Filonila and Luz, two sponsored aging friends in Colombia, sponsorship brought them more than benefits, it brought them companionship and purpose.

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Tilapia farming
Jun 24 2013

Guatemalan father finds opportunity raising fish

Fernando’s 8-year-old daughter, Maydi, is a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala.

Fernando and his wife Sonia have seven children and recently started a career raising tilapia!

Tilapia farming is new in Guatemala and new to CFCA’s Hope for a Family livelihood programs.

Fernando will be one of the first tilapia farmers in the CFCA program to sell a batch of 50 fish.

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Scholarship students
Jun 18 2013

Scholars in Colombia get green thumbs

CFCA scholars in Colombia

Eat your veggies! CFCA scholars in Cali, Colombia, decided to grow a vegetable garden to make an impact in their community.

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Earth day 2013
Jun 5 2013

5 ways CFCA celebrates World Environment Day in El Salvador

World Environment Day logo

Learn about what CFCA is doing in El Salvador to help promote a cleaner Earth!

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May 16 2013

Harry’s trip experiences from Cali, Colombia

CFCA sponsored child in Cali, Colombia

Harry gets help with a photo shoot from Juan, a sponsored child in Cali.

Harrison Garcia, CFCA communications center liaison for Colombia, recently returned from a visit to the city of Cali, Colombia. Read his personal experience of visiting sponsored friends and the beautiful friendships he made.

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Nyando River flooding
May 9 2013

Kenyan families recovering after Nyando River flooding

Floodwaters are finally receding on the Nyando River in Western Kenya, and CFCA sponsored friends and their families are now safe to re-enter their homes to assess the damage. Thankfully, all emerged physically safe.
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May 9 2013

Happiness in hen manure: Organic fertilizers in CFCA communities

Romelia, a sponsored child, and her father, Siriaco, use organic fertilizer in their garden.

Romelia, a sponsored child, and her father, Ciriaco, use organic fertilizer in their garden.

Ciriaco, the father of a sponsored child, and his family in Guatemala utilize every possible resource for gardening on hand. Or should we say, on hen.

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Reforestation project
Apr 26 2013

Seeds for the future: CFCA-Guatemala develops reforestation project

Reforestation seedbed in CFCA-Guatemala

Mothers in Guatemala tend to tree seedlings in a reforestation project they created to help restore their local environment.

Today is Arbor Day! In one area of Guatemala, one community started a new initiative to grow two trees for each sponsored child.

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