Category Archives: Philippines

The Philippines
Sep 10 2013

CFCA scholar and sponsored friend: ‘You can do it if you believe you can’

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.

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Tilapia farming
Sep 2 2013

Parents exemplify belief in dignity of work

Guatemalan tilapia farm

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.

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Typhoon Marring flooding
Aug 24 2013

Philippine staffers brave floods to reach families

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.

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The Philippines
Aug 13 2013

CFCA scholar: Education a ‘tool to eliminate poverty’

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.
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The Philippines
Aug 8 2013

CFCA scholar embarks on a new chapter


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!
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Sponsor a child
Jul 31 2013

Serving as Sally’s eyes and heart

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.
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The Philippines
Jul 23 2013

CFCA scholar: Sponsorship brings ‘hope for a better future’

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!


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The Philippines
Jul 11 2013

Sponsorship brings moral, mental, spiritual inspiration to CFCA scholar

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.


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Santal tribe, India
Jun 13 2013

Preserving the culture: CFCA’s work with indigenous communities, part 1


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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The Philippines
Jun 12 2013

CFCA scholar: Education = ‘Steppingstone in reaching my dreams’

Gina, a sponsored child and CFCA scholar in the Philippines, has endured many obstacles throughout her life. But she didn’t let that stop her from pursuing her dream of being a teacher.


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