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!
Graciela, her husband and their two girls live on top of a mountain in the beautiful countryside of Cali, Colombia.
It is quiet and peaceful in the rural area where they live.
Graciela’s two daughters, Viviana and Gloria, are sponsored through CFCA.
Roofs leak, the ground begins to wash away, roads become blocked by landslides and rivers flood, but the people of Guatemala stand strong.
They rebuild, and together they prosper in love, hope, community and courage.
The rainy season, or winter, as many Guatemalans call this time of year, has now settled in.
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.
Photo credits for this report go to Bob Hentzen and CFCA-Guatemala staffers Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel.
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 Guatemala!
Learn how to play an old street soccer game, marbles and jump rope — Guatemala style!
Want to experience a taste of India? Try this egg curry recipe from Jecintha and Prakash, two mothers of CFCA sponsored children. The two sisters took out a loan through their mothers group to open their own food stand where they sell this delicious dish!
By Paul Pearce, CFCA director of global strategy
The other day I was talking to Ramiro Zelada, a co-worker who was born in Guatemala, about the word “dream.”
He told me that in Guatemala, those living in poverty think of dreams as something that will never come true.
And in the cases of people who are just trying to make ends meet day to day, dreams can be a reminder of a horizon that is unreachable.
“Dreaming,” Ramiro said, “is a luxury we can’t afford.”