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Roy does laundry on a weekend visit home from college.
May 1 2015

Laundry on the weekends

Roy does laundry on a weekend visit home from college.

Roy does laundry on a weekend visit home from college.


For many U.S. college students, going home on the weekends to do laundry is a time-honored tradition. The time waiting between loads is a chance to catch up with family, friends and pets, or maybe doing some homework.

Twenty-year-old Roy is from a rural area of the Philippines and is studying education at a nearby university. He is sponsored through Unbound, which helps him meet the costs of attending college. Though he goes home every Friday, and laundry is involved, his weekends look a bit different than those of many U.S. students.

Roy’s weekends are filled with farming and doing other chores in order to earn a weekly income. He returns to school on Sunday afternoon, or sometimes very early in the morning on Monday, to attend class.

When it comes to doing laundry, Roy and his family rely on their surroundings. Their home is located at the base of a mountain. One of the mountain streams provides water and plenty of rocks for washing clothes.

Roy knows how to work hard and applies that to his studies as well as his weekend work. He hopes to be a teacher when he completes his education and is creating more opportunities for himself and his family through his studies.

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Unbound scholar
Feb 9 2015

Moving forward with Education support

Education is at the heart of everything Unbound does. For children in the Unbound community, education is a road out of poverty.

Unbound’s Education support helps students stay in school when it becomes financially impossible to continue. Small contributions can go a long way. What may seem like a minor obstacle may be the deciding factor between a student dropping out and staying in school.

Rosa, from Guatemala, faced a decision about dropping out shortly after entering middle school.

Sitting in her humble living room on old car seats covered in blankets, she recounted her story.

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Sponsored youth in India inspired to help others

CFCA in India

CFCA sponsored youth Madhuri(center) tutors younger children in the CFCA sponsorship program.

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She is pursuing a two-year teaching course that will allow her to get a job as a teacher in a primary school.
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Dream come true: Former sponsored child in India achieves childhood dream

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Sponsored youth: ‘CFCA has given me more than an education’

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Aug 13 2013

CFCA scholar: Education a ‘tool to eliminate poverty’

The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA.

Here’s one from Ana Rose, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work after overcoming many challenges, including a heart ailment and damage to her family’s home in a typhoon.
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The Philippines
Aug 8 2013

CFCA scholar embarks on a new chapter


The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA. Here’s one from Diana, who just graduated with her nursing degree after many challenges along the way. Congratulations, Diana!
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Sponsor a youth
Jul 24 2013

Unbound sponsored youth: ‘Thank you for giving me this opportunity’

Unbound sponsored child in India

Deeksha, in traditional Indian attire, demonstrates the “Namaste” way of saying “Hello.”

How many students does it take to create a youth forum in India designed to help young people continue their higher education?

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The Philippines
Jul 23 2013

CFCA scholar: Sponsorship brings ‘hope for a better future’

The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA.

Here’s one from Rochelle, who just graduated with a degree in venture entrepreneurship. Congratulations, Rochelle!


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The Philippines
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Sponsorship brings moral, mental, spiritual inspiration to CFCA scholar

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