Alfredo, 19, serves as an inspiration to fellow students in Colombia. Alfredo, 19, is a sponsored youth served by our Cartagena, Colombia, office. He helped with an Awareness Trip earlier this year and met with several sponsors and Bob Hentzen. Alfredo tutors 9th graders in his community, and was inspired even more by his meeting with Bob to continue helping. Read more
Bob’s passion was to build bridges of love and understanding between all people.
As CFCA prepares for the funeral tomorrow of our President and Co-Founder Bob Hentzen, we honor International Day of the Girl. Educating and empowering girls throughout the 21 developing countries where CFCA works was important to Bob and will continue to be part of his legacy.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
Left to right: Johanna, Carmen and Angela compare their answers.
Rana game table 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!
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.
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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