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.
By Naresli Calito, CFCA communications center correspondent for El Salvador
CFCA sponsored children and aging friends enjoy many opportunities to dream of a better future.
Opportunities to dream, however, weren’t readily available for 7-year-old Emerson, until Heather, a 17-year-old from Pennsylvania, became his sponsor.
Happy Mother’s Day! Well, depending on where you are that is. Find out the different days Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world.
You’ve probably heard the English idiom, “Every Tom, Dick and Harry,” to refer to the general population.
For many parts of the world, that wouldn’t make sense because those three names are relatively unusual.
In Madagascar, for example, the idiom might read more like, “Every Haja, Mamy and Andriniaina!”
Here are some common boy and girl names from some countries and regions where CFCA works:
El Salvador, Colombia and other Latin American countries
Names such as Juan, Jose, Ana and Maria abound in Latin American countries. Some common sources of inspiration come from close relatives, famous people, Biblical names and popular foreign names.
“Many years ago you could choose a foreign name without a problem, but nowadays you have to prove the meaning and the origin when you go to get the baby’s birth certificate in the city hall,” said Naresli Calito, a CFCA staffer in El Salvador. Read more
Through CFCA’s Hope for a Family program, Ines and all sponsored aging friends can renew their sense of hope and well-being.
CFCA provides benefits such as food, health care and clothing for older adults, but one of the most important benefits we provide is friendship.
For some sponsored aging friends, CFCA gatherings and events are their only time for social interaction.
Ines tells her story in this beautiful video.