By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor
Poverty creates challenges that can thrust adult worries and responsibilities on children. That’s certainly true for sponsored child Carlos from El Salvador.
At just 11 years old, Carlos takes his role as the oldest child and older brother seriously, especially since his father left shortly after his younger brother, Byron, was born.
Carlos experienced the joy of becoming a big brother when his mom, Wendy, gave birth to Byron in 2008. Unfortunately, Byron was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which meant he would need special care and medical treatment.
National Love Your Pet Day is Thursday, Feb. 20! Check out photos from around the world of sponsored friends with their pets.
Getting into the groove of New Year’s resolutions? Our sponsored elderly friends in El Salvador got a jump on staying active and included a group of sponsors in on the fun.
Read more to learn about how this group of sponsored members stays fit and healthy.
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.
By Naresli Calito, CFCA communications center correspondent for El Salvador
In El Salvador every November 2, we celebrate the “Day of the Dead.”
It’s a time for visiting the graves of our loved ones.
In Santa Ana, we have the “Santa Isabel” cemetery, which is a popular cemetery in El Salvador.
Behind every sponsorship is a story — how you found your sponsored friend, why you sponsored and your ongoing relationship as you both learn more about each other’s lives and dreams.
Sometimes, though, people aren’t sure where to start. Should they sponsor a boy or girl? Child, youth or aging person?
And in which country?
Here are a few factors that can help when choosing your sponsored friend:
Although Blanca and Kendall don’t speak the same language, they didn’t have any problems communicating. They shared and played together in the universal language of friendship.
Studies show giving back leads to better health.
An interesting idea, but how can sponsoring a child or elderly friend through CFCA help you feel better physically and emotionally?
Join us as we travel through scientific studies to find out how helping others can make you happier and healthier.