This week, people around the world have been celebrating Holy Week in a variety of ways. The celebrations in Guatemala are particularly colorful and fragrant.
During Holy Week, families in Guatemala make carpets out of natural materials like sawdust, pine needles and flowers to line the streets for Holy Week processions.
Read more about the tradition here.
Do you have any special Easter traditions? Leave a comment below to share!
By Veronica Batton, writer/editor for Unbound
Maria, former sponsored child through Unbound.
Lake Atitlan and the San Pedro Volcano in Guatemala.
Happy World Water Day! We celebrate this day each year on March 22, as a way to highlight the importance of freshwater and maintaining freshwater resources. The theme for World Water Day 2014 is on “Water and Energy.”
When you consider that 60 percent of the adult human body is made of it, and about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by it, water becomes a pretty important resource for us to care for in the right way. Read more
By Dallas Parker, communications intern at Unbound
Sponsored elderly in the Philippines are all smiles on their way to Elderly Day activities organized by the Quezon project.
For our aging friends, having fun is essential to their health and well-being. Unbound hosts events designed to give social opportunities to aging friends like Elderly Day in our Quezon project in the Philippines. Read more
Innamma, a mother in India, used microloans from her mothers group to start a dairy business.
Learn how Innamma pays for her children’s education with help from her four-legged friends, whom she met because she joined a mothers group!
From left: Julio, Flavia, Gabriella, Silvia, Bill and Elvia.
Bill Sheridan has been a sponsor for 18 years. He has enjoyed his many years as a sponsor and shared with us this reflection from his most recent Awareness Trip to Guatemala. Read more
Icicles form on leaves on a cold day in Mexico.
When you sponsor a child or elder through Unbound, you’re contributing to their warmth, safety and comfort during the winter. Here are 5 creative ways that sponsored friends and their families use to keep out the cold.
The traditional clothing of the Guatemalans is rich in color and culture. Learn how four sponsored youth and Unbound scholars weave a traditional ladies belt, and discover the twist when you read who receives it.
CFCA staff member Lawrence Maina in Kenya processes letters and packets sent by sponsors to their sponsored children.
By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa
Sorting through the parcels and letters, Lawrence Maina goes through each of them keenly and logs them in the record books.
He smiles as he reads through the lines written by sponsors to their sponsored children.
Lawrence is the driver at CFCA’s project in Nairobi, Kenya, but he also helps open the letters and parcels that come through the project office.
Left to right: Johanna, Carmen and Angela compare their answers.
Rana game table in Colombia.
Summer is a great time to go outside and just have fun! Children around the world have shared some of their favorite games with us, and today we bring you games from Colombia!
Learn how to play a Colombian version of hacky sack, a coin toss game, and more — Colombia style!
“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 the CFCA-Honduras staff.