- Andele, a 14-year-old sponsored member from Tanzania, receives a mosquito net for his birthday.
- Pendo and Ashuni, sponsored children from Tanzania, sleep under a mosquito net to help prevent malaria.
Today is World Malaria Day, and Unbound gives thanks to all those who make an effort to combat this potentially deadly, but preventable disease. Through sponsorship, Unbound is creating change to prevent and treat malaria. Click here to read more about the fight against malaria.
Want to help? Sponsor someone today and help give them access to resources to prevent malaria.
Sponsors on a recent Awareness Trip admire the wares created by Ugandan mothers.
Sponsor on a recent awareness trip to Uganda were treated to an exhibition of skills by the Ugandan mothers. The mothers have joined together to learn new skills and develop livelihood programs to become more self-sufficient.
Richard, 22, from Uganda
Richard, 22, from Uganda is one of the artists who contributed work for CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards. Richard is pursuing a degree in development studies. He dreams of using his management skills to help his community in the areas of planning and sustainable development.
David Herbison meets with his sponsored friend Moreen in Uganda in this 2011 photo from the CFCA archives. Sponsorship benefits helped provide for treatment when Moreen had malaria.
Malaria affects the lives of CFCA sponsored friends around the world. Sponsorship can help provide medicine, mosquito nets and malaria prevention information in a supportive environment tailored to each family’s needs.
Teddy Naluwu, Kampala project coordinator in Uganda and former CFCA sponsored child.
I hope to transform others’ lives through my work with CFCA.
My name is Teddy Naluwu, and I am 31 years old. I have been a part of the CFCA family for more than 20 years, first as a sponsored child and later as an employee.
I have been working for CFCA for the past seven years, and I currently serve as Kampala project coordinator for Uganda, Africa.
Personally, I am a true believer of change. I have seen myself transform from a humble “country girl” to project coordinator of a sizeable project.
Because of CFCA sponsorship and the education I received, I am able to help break through the lines of poverty within my family.
The CFCA-Kampala project believes that we can make the world a better place through our collective efforts.
Engaging with the families in CFCA project activities is an important aspect of my work that shapes my attitude and performance, and boosts my self-worth. Read more
Join us as we celebrate Geography Awareness Week with National Geographic and friends. This year’s theme is “Geography: Declare Your Interdependence.”
Did you know that Winston Churchill once called Uganda the “Pearl of Africa?”
CFCA began working in this East African country, with an area slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, in 1993. Today Uganda’s population is estimated at more than 30 million people.
Our Hope for a Family sponsorship program is based in the capital city of Kampala, with outreach to families in Masaka, Busunju and Ssekanyonyi.
About 15 percent of the under-18 population in Uganda, or 2.7 million children, are orphans, according to a UNICEF report.
Most of these children were orphaned because of AIDS, the report explains, but deaths caused by armed conflict and war have added to the problem. Read more
- CFCA sponsored friends and their families.
- Lillian, CFCA mothers group coordinator in Nairobi.
- Lillian helps Karen with the Maasai headdress.
- Sponsors Gary McKenna, Rich Knotek and Kathy Fox, together with Paul and Bob, visit a sponsored friend’s home in Nairobi.
- Antsirabe’s beautiful countryside.
- Sponsored children in Madagascar work on original Christmas card designs.
- This mother and her two children stand in front of the single-room home they rent.
- On a home visit, Bob crawls through a small window, which is the only entrance into the home.
- More than 6,000 sponsored friends and their families walked with us and gathered together at an outdoor theater to celebrate the unity of our CFCA family.
- Sponsor Rich Knotek with CFCA sponsored children in Uganda.
- CFCA-Uganda project coordinator Teddy Naluwu helps construct a latrine for a sponsored aging friend.
- Sponsor Gary McKenna with Victoria, Teddy Naluwu’s 2-year-old daughter.
- Stephanie Scott, CFCA sponsor, receives a four-legged gift on a visit to her sponsored child’s home. The goat was donated to someone in the CFCA community.
- This young scholar has suffered the loss of both of his parents.
- CFCA sponsor Kathy Fox with her sponsored child Juliet and Juliet’s father.
- Karen and friends in Busunju, Uganda.
“Bob’s notes” are reports from CFCA President Bob Hentzen, who regularly accompanies mission awareness trip participants. You can see Bobís full update on his Facebook page.
Photo credits for Kenya and Uganda go to Regina Muburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa. Photo credits for Madagascar go to Paul Pearce, CFCA director of global strategy.
It’s always a joy to be in touch with you, this time from Africa. Together with Paul Pearce, CFCA director of global strategy, and Karen Allemang, CFCA trips and international volunteer manager.
I had the privilege of accompanying a wonderful group of CFCA sponsors on this September 2012 journey to Kenya and Uganda.
Paul and I also visited the CFCA project in Antsirabe, Madagascar. Read more
Rosemary is from Uganda and was orphaned at age 6.
After her parents passed away, she went to live with her uncle and his seven children.
“Coming from a humble background, my parents meant everything to me,” Rosemary said. “After their death, it meant an end to everything, the good dresses and meals on Christmas, etc. The death of both my parents left me in shambles and my whole life was engulfed in misery.”
With the high cost of attending school, Rosemary had no hope that she would ever receive an education.
But when CFCA welcomed Rosemary into the program, her life completely changed.
Read the full story about Rosemary in Uganda.