Bob Hentzen’s life celebrated in Philippines By Loretta Shea Kline, CFCA communications editor QUEZON CITY, Philippines — About 1,000 families and staff members from three Philippine projects filled Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Quezon City in an outpouring of love for Bob Hentzen, CFCA…
The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who are sponsored through CFCA. Here’s one from Gleselle, who is in her fourth year of studies for a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering and still pursues her passion for art.
Fernando takes care of fish on his tilapia farm.
The Labor Day holiday, celebrated every year on the first Monday in September, honors the social and economic achievements of American workers.
As we pay tribute today to the contributions workers have made to the United States, let’s also remember workers everywhere who struggle to find productive and meaningful work.
A CFCA staff member talks with a mother at an emergency shelter about her family’s needs.
CFCA Antipolo project coordinator Malou Navio checks out conditions in a neighborhood where sponsored children and their families live.
When disasters strike, CFCA field staffers reveal their true superhero identities. This week in the Philippines staff members waded through floodwaters to assist families at evacuation centers and visit homes to assess needs.
Read more about their efforts
Ana Rose, CFCA scholar
The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA. Here’s one from Ana Rose, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work after overcoming many challenges, including a heart ailment and damage to her family’s home in a typhoon. Read more
The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA. Here’s one from Diana, who just graduated with her nursing degree after many challenges along the way. Congratulations, Diana! Read more
CFCA sponsor Sally Steiger at church.
“Yam,” Sally’s sponsored child in the Philippines.
By Steve Taylor, CFCA volunteer and sponsor
Sally Steiger is a loving woman who gratefully shares her love with William, her 11-year-old sponsored child from the Philippines, who likes to be called “Yam.”
Sally is a lector at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News, Va., and a retired federal employee with more than 30 years of service.
She is also a talented musician and plays the harmonica, ukulele and keyboard.
Sally achieved all these things without the use of her eyes because she was born blind.
The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA. Here’s one from Rochelle, who just graduated with a degree in venture entrepreneurship. Congratulations, Rochelle!
Richard, a former sponsored youth in the Philippines.
Richard, a former sponsored youth in the Philippines, endured many obstacles throughout his life. But he didn’t let that stop him from pursuing his dream of being a teacher.
At the ceremony recognizing their ancestral domain, the Dumagat community performs a traditional ritual.
Rasik looks out at the vast wasteland of his family’s property. The once fertile land was stripped of its natural resources by mining.
Chieftain Rogelio plays a tune for his grandson, Erick (right-center) and two other children, Myrna (left), and Joshua (far right).
Macu studies to become a teacher. She hopes to one day teach the children of her village.
Rasik and his wife, Sonamoni. Their daughter, Macu, is sponsored through the CFCA Hope for a Family program.
Do you know your roots?
The spring/summer issue of CFCA’s magazine, “Sacred Ground,” features our work with indigenous communities all over the world.
Read more interesting facts about these communities and how their cultures contribute to their self-identity.
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