Reyna, mother of former sponsored child, Rogy, outside of her clothing store in the Dominican Republic.
On a bright sunny day in the Dominican Republic, Reyna stands across the street from the tree where it all began. She looks on feeling proud and accomplished.
She represents the dreams of Unbound.
Francisco at age 10 in 1999.
Francisco at his stall in the local marketplace.
Francisco and his family joined the Unbound program in Honduras after his mother, Trinidad, applied for sponsorship for her son. They were a family of 10, and his father’s work as a carpenter wasn’t enough to support them all.
“I feel gratitude,” Francisco said. “It’s something I would never forget. [Unbound] came into our life in a moment when we needed it most.”
Taking a break from baking, Johana shares a happy moment with her daughter, Juniesky, who is sponsored through Unbound.
Being released from the anxieties of poverty liberates people in more ways than one. It allows them to be more generous with those around them and gives them permission to dream big dreams.
That is how it was for Johana when her daughter, Juniesky, became sponsored through Unbound.
Kavya meets with other mothers and Unbound social workers at mothers group meetings.
Kavya displays some of the clothing items she has made in her shop.
Tomorrow is International Day of Families, and here at Unbound we love celebrating families. In honor of this special day, we want to share Kavya’s story. She started her own clothing store to help support her family.
Before Kavya had her own clothing store, she worried about her family’s financial future. Her husband worked as a driver and his erratic job schedule made it difficult for them to make ends meet.
“The idea of my husband working odd hours and not being paid enough to run a family of four members always had me disturbed,” she said. “I thought I could put my skills of tailoring to work and start a shop of my own.”
Savithri uses a microloan from her Unbound mothers group to purchase this charcoal-fired “iron box,” which helps her with her ironing.
Savithri sits with her oldest daughter, Pravallika (left) and her son, Rajesh (right), who is sponsored.
Happy International Women’s Day
! To celebrate, we bring you Savithri’s story. From washerwoman to political leader, Savithri shows how mothers groups are empowering women in India to provide for their families and change their communities.
Luis, a sponsored youth in Peru.
By Elizabeth Alex, community outreach and media relations director
How much of an impact can a $1-a-day donation create?
Here’s proof Unbound sponsorship can change the life of a child, a family and even a community.
Happy New Year! Our headquarters in Kansas City is closed today to celebrate New Year’s Day. To start the year, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions. If shedding some extra pounds is on your list, wait … we’ve got one more holiday cookie recipe to try … before you really get serious about that diet. Get the recipe
Sisters Lilian and Maria bake cookies with their father, Jose, to earn income.
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.
Raharimalala, mother of a CFCA sponsored child in Madagascar.
Welcome to Raharimalala’s and Ramanjanahary’s world of toys! Raharimalala’s and Ramanjanahary’s son, Michael, is sponsored through the Hope for a Family program in Madagascar. The couple makes toy pousse pousse carts and sells them to tourists.
Read their story
Jyothi, left, and her son Ravi, a CFCA sponsored youth, display a cherished photo from Ravi’s sponsor.
The Jyothi family hard at work in their hotel.
Happy International Day of Families! Today, we celebrate families around the world and their successes. Read about Jyothi in India and how her family now runs a successful hotel in their village.
Around the world with Unbound