Tag: community

Regina Mburu
Sep 18 2013

Old and young in CFCA give reason to hope

Lake Victoria, Kenya

The sun sets over Lake Victoria in Kenya.

By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa

I settled down in my seat on the bus and buckled my seatbelt, ready for the eight-hour drive to Kisumu City, home to one of our CFCA projects in Kenya.

As the bus made its way through the sometimes rough roads dotted with potholes, I thought about the one-and-a-half weeks I would spend interacting with CFCA families.

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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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Sponsored youth
Sep 13 2013

Former sponsored friend: ‘It is my mission to plant seeds of hope’

Miguel, former sponsored friend, tells of his journey with CFCA. Miguel now works for a CFCA subproject in Guatemala, where he cherishes being able to give back to his community.

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Lillian Naka
Sep 12 2013

‘Fueling families’ dreams: Lillian Naka, CFCA staffer in Kenya

Lillian Naka, CFCA Kenya staff

CFCA-Kenya staff member Lillian Naka

CFCA-Kenya staff member Lillian Naka recently visited CFCA’s international headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.

She talked about her role as a mothers group coordinator in Nairobi, and how mothers of sponsored children work hard to create a path to self-sufficiency by launching small businesses.

Watch the video below to learn more about CFCA’s work with mothers all around the world.

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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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Pretty Happy Funny Real
Aug 15 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Peru

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Every Thursday the Like Mother, Like Daughter blog invites bloggers to post four pictures – pretty, happy, funny and real – and give a little context for each picture.

So here’s {phfr} in Peru at the CFCA blog:
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Unbound Awareness Trips
Aug 14 2013

Sharing their similarities from Pennsylvania to El Salvador

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.
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Aug 9 2013

‘Voices of hope’ on a Guatemala awareness trip

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“Bob’s notes” are reports from CFCA President Bob Hentzen, who regularly accompanies awareness trip participants. You can see Bob’s full update on his Facebook page.

Photo credits for this report go to Bob Hentzen and CFCA-Guatemala staffers Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel.
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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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Unbound Awareness Trips
Aug 7 2013

CFCA sponsor becomes an ‘agent of positive change’

CFCA individual sponsor visit

Fried fish and plantains; it’s what’s for lunch.

CFCA sponsor Laurie Chandler recently returned from a visit to Santa Barbara, Honduras, to visit her sponsored friend, Fredy.

Laurie traveled on an individual sponsor visit to meet Fredy and spent some quality time with him and his family.

Laurie shares her travel experience with us and how meeting Fredy left her smiling all day long.

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