Tag: community

Jan 3 2014

Unbound has always been part of who we are

Unbound
By Scott Wasserman, president and chief executive officer

The start of the new year marked an important milestone in our organization’s history as we began a new chapter as Unbound.

I feel blessed to be part of it.
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Members of the Maasai tribe in Kenya
Oct 24 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Africa

~ 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 Africa on the CFCA blog.


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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 elders in Uganda
Oct 4 2013

A special birthday celebration for sponsored aging friends in Uganda

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By Alexah Nabayinda and Sylivia Wendidda, CFCA-Uganda staffers

Everyone in life deserves to feel special.

For many elderly, the CFCA birthday celebration was the first time in their lives they had participated in such a special event.

For the CFCA Kampala office in Uganda, the Birthday Fund made the party possible.

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nonprofit work
Oct 1 2013

CFCA employee celebrates 30 year anniversary

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Today is a big anniversary day here at CFCA headquarters in Kansas!

Employee Linda Miller is celebrating her 30th year with CFCA.

She comes in second as the longest serving employee only to President and co-founder, Bob Hentzen.
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Unbound Awareness Trips
Sep 23 2013

3 reasons sponsoring a child can improve your health

Luis checking a patient.

With the support of his sponsor and CFCA, Luis was able to follow his dream of studying medicine. He is now in his final year of medical school.

Studies show giving back leads to better health.

An interesting idea, but how can sponsoring a child or elderly friend through CFCA help you feel better physically and emotionally?

Join us as we travel through scientific studies to find out how helping others can make you happier and healthier.

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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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