Category Archives: India

Sponsored family
Mar 19 2014

Dairy farm helps children in India attend school

Unbound micro-loans

Innamma, a mother in India, used microloans from her mothers group to start a dairy business.

Learn how Innamma pays for her children’s education with help from her four-legged friends, whom she met because she joined a mothers group!

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Banking in India
Mar 14 2014

Banking for success

For many living in poverty in places like India’s Rasoolpura slum, thoughts of saving money and having a bank account are distant dreams. Many have never even stepped foot inside a bank.

In India, Unbound sets up individual bank accounts for sponsored children and youth in which funds sent by sponsors are deposited. For children who are underage, the mothers manage the bank accounts. The mothers work with each other and the Unbound staff to make budgets and plan how the funds will be used for their children’s best interests.

Having a bank account is an empowering, uplifting experience for the mothers.

Read more about their experience here.

Sponsored family in India
Mar 7 2014

International Women’s Day: Indian mother helps lead community

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we bring you Savithri’s story. From washerwoman to political leader, Savithri shows how mothers groups are empowering women in India to provide for their families and change their communities.

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Indian mother
Feb 28 2014

5 ways sponsored friends stay warm in winter

 Icicles form on leaves on a cold day in Mexico.

Icicles form on leaves on a cold day in Mexico.

When you sponsor a child or elder through Unbound, you’re contributing to their warmth, safety and comfort during the winter. Here are 5 creative ways that sponsored friends and their families use to keep out the cold.

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Sponsored children in El Salvador
Feb 19 2014

Celebrating ‘Love Your Pet Day’

sponsored child in Mexico

Geraldine, an Unbound sponsored child in Mexico, smiles with her dog, Chamaco, which means “little kid.” Is it just us, or are they sharing an inside joke?

National Love Your Pet Day is Thursday, Feb. 20! Check out photos from around the world of sponsored friends with their pets.

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Sponsored friends playing kho kho
Jan 22 2014

More games children play in India

kho kho

Sponsored girls in India play kho kho during recess at school.

By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor

Looking for a new activity to help get rid of that cooped-up feeling of winter? Our friends in India shared this variation on tag that can be played indoors or out, as long as you have plenty of room to move around.

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Jan 17 2014

Wisdom of the ages: Yetukuri, 80, from India

Our Unbound communications center in India contributed information for this report.

Yetukuri is an 80-year-old sponsored friend living near Hyderabad, India. She has been sponsored through Unbound for six years.

She lives in a home for the aging where she helps in the kitchen cutting vegetables and washing dishes. She also helps outside with gardening and cutting the grass.

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jan 6 2014

Sealing the family bond: One sponsor’s trip to India

Awareness trips

Steve Taylor, Unbound sponsor, meets his sponsored friend Nathasha on an awareness trip to India.

Akansha Roy, Unbound communication center liaison in India, and Steve Taylor, Unbound sponsor, contributed information to this report.

For the past 18 months or so, Steve Taylor of Virginia and his sponsored friend, Nathasha from India, have exchanged countless letters. In a previous blog post, Steve and Nathasha expressed how they feel like family, even though they had never met.

Well, they still feel like family, but they can finally say they have met one another!

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Christmas 2013
Dec 25 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from everyone at CFCA! Our office may be closed, but we’re sending you lots of Christmas cheer. As you spend time with your families, we hope you enjoy this Christmas video from El Salvador.

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Sponsored girls in India
Dec 13 2013

Three friends in Allahabad share their dreams

From left: Sponsored teens Richa, Shivangi and Ritu look sharp while taking their photo together.

From left: Sponsored teens Richa, Shivangi and Ritu look sharp while taking their photo together.

Richa, Shivangi and Ritu found friendship with each other by participating in CFCA activities. They also found hope, determination and dreams for the future.

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