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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
In her reflection, Judith describes the journey of her sponsorship experience and how special it was to meet her sponsored friend.
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.