Tag: community

Aug 1 2013

Trip to Costa Rica touches the soul

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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 the CFCA-Costa Rica staff and Bob Hentzen.
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Jul 26 2013

Nicaragua awareness trip brings ‘great opportunity for learning’

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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 Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel, CFCA-Guatemala staffers, the CFCA staff in Managua and Bob Hentzen.
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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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Hard rains in Cali, Colombia
Jul 22 2013

CFCA families help others after destructive storm

CFCA in Cali, Colombia

CFCA staffers and families of sponsored children assess damage after the storm.

Harrison Garcia, CFCA communications liaison in Colombia, was covering a story in Cali, Colombia, when a storm packing heavy rains and high winds passed over the community.

Mothers, CFCA staffers and others in the community stepped up to help clean and repair the damage to several homes of sponsored children.


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Field Notes- India
Jul 19 2013

Field Notes — India: The gift of hospitality

CFCA Project Specialist Sara Asmussen, right, visits with mothers of sponsored children in Chennai, India.

CFCA Project Specialist Sara Asmussen, right, visits with mothers of sponsored children in Chennai, India.

Watch this video to learn more about the Hope for a Family program and how we help sponsored friends and their families around the world.


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Indian mother
Jul 15 2013

CFCA loan helps mother in India start her own business

We recently heard from our Hyderabad project in India about several mothers of sponsored children who are exemplifying the potential of families living in poverty. Here’s the story of Tirupatamma — enjoy!


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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 9 2013

CFCA sponsor: Sponsorship ‘brings encouragement, hope for the future’

CFCA awareness trips

From left: CFCA sponsored aging friend Isabel meets her sponsor, Christine Sementelli.

Sponsors can travel around the world, experience many cultures and make new friends … all through the pages of a letter! See how CFCA sponsor Christine Sementelli finds joy in writing letters, and how this joy brings hope for the future.


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Writing letters
Jul 6 2013

Letter-writing tips from CFCA sponsors!

A group of sponsors shares their tips for writing letters to their CFCA sponsored friends!

Check out these tips from four sponsors!


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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 3 2013

‘We were greeted and had a bunch of confetti thrown on us!’

CFCA sponsor Bethany Schweitzer recently returned from a CFCA awareness trip to Guatemala and gave a first-hand account of how it feels to change a child’s life through sponsorship.


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Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 2 2013

Vegetables in the fields mean food on the table

Farming is a way of life for many of the 84,000 people CFCA serves in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.

And by the end of June the tomatoes are ready to be picked.
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