Category Archives: Colombia

Unbound mothers
Oct 10 2013

Taking charge: A mother’s journey of empowerment

Dubis sits in front of her home sharing her story.

Dubis sits in front of her home sharing her story.

Born in Cartagena, Colombia, Dubis now lives in a community south of Cartagena.

She is the mother of two sponsored youth.

Dubis found a new calling when she joined the CFCA mothers group, which meets twice a month.

“Before my sons’ sponsorship, my life was a routine. I would go to work and do the chores at home,” Dubis said.

“I did not go outside a lot and I did not talk with my neighbors.”

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Sponsored elder graduates college
Sep 30 2013

Colombian aging friend earns bachelor’s degree at age 73

Maria holds her personal growth award from Pamplona University.

Maria holding her prize of personal growth she received from Pamplona University.

Maria is a 75-year-old sponsored aging friend from Cartagena, Colombia.

Maria recently decided to go back to school to get her college education — a dream she had chased since her youth.

Because of gender stereotypes, Maria could not achieve her dream until her late 70s.

But with help and encouragement from her family, her sponsor and Unbound, Maria graduated from Pamplona University in Colombia.

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Scholarship student
Sep 19 2013

Med skills: A sponsored youth dreams of becoming a doctor

Luis

Luis smiles as he answers questions about becoming a doctor.

Luis is a sponsored youth from the Cartagena area of Colombia. He is in his final year of medical school and will be the first doctor from his community! Read more

Unbound Awareness Trips
Sep 16 2013

Meeting face to face: CFCA field staffer meets sponsored friend

Judith and Jorge

Judith Bautista, CFCA project coordinator for Bogota, Colombia, with her sponsored friend, Jorge, in Honduras.

Judith Bautista is the CFCA project coordinator for Bogota, Colombia, and a CFCA sponsor.

Judith began sponsoring 19-year-old Jorge in 2010 after a trip she took to Honduras to learn more about CFCA mothers groups.

She had the opportunity to meet Jorge when she traveled to Honduras recently for a CFCA awareness trip.

In her reflection, Judith describes the journey of her sponsorship experience and how special it was to meet her sponsored friend.


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Sponsor a child
Sep 11 2013

Boy leads happy life after getting treatment for skin disorder

Hamile and his family

Hamile, right, with his sister, Kelly, and his niece, Taliana, in front of their home.

When Hamile was 8 months old, he developed epidermolysis bullosa, a skin disorder in which the skin is fragile and can become easily damaged.

Through CFCA sponsorship, Hamile has been able to receive treatment and is now on track to living a carefree, happy life.

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Top four Thursday
Sep 5 2013

Top-four Thursday

Welcome to CFCA’s new blog segment: Top-four Thursday!

We’re excited to share some amazing stories, which you can only read on our website.

Read these great stories of hope, survival, determination and success from sponsored friends and their families all around the world!

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Fuchi
Aug 27 2013

Games children play in Colombia

Summer is a great time to go outside and just have fun! Children around the world have shared some of their favorite games with us, and today we bring you games from Colombia!

Learn how to play a Colombian version of hacky sack, a coin toss game, and more — Colombia style!

Sponsored mother
Aug 22 2013

The inspiring life of Graciela

CFCA in Colombia

Graciela welcomes us to her humble home.


Graciela, her husband and their two girls live on top of a mountain in the beautiful countryside of Cali, Colombia.

It is quiet and peaceful in the rural area where they live.

Graciela’s two daughters, Viviana and Gloria, are sponsored through CFCA.
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Hard rains in Cali, Colombia
Jul 22 2013

CFCA families help others after destructive storm

CFCA in Cali, Colombia

CFCA staffers and families of sponsored children assess damage after the storm.

Harrison Garcia, CFCA communications liaison in Colombia, was covering a story in Cali, Colombia, when a storm packing heavy rains and high winds passed over the community.

Mothers, CFCA staffers and others in the community stepped up to help clean and repair the damage to several homes of sponsored children.


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Sponsor an elder
Jun 28 2013

Golden girls in Colombia find friendship in handbags

CFCA sponsored aging friends in Colombia.

Luz and Filonila, two sponsored aging friends in Cali, Colombia.

For Filonila and Luz, two sponsored aging friends in Colombia, sponsorship brought them more than benefits, it brought them companionship and purpose.


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