Tag: culture

Traditional Guatemalan belts
Feb 12 2014

How traditional Guatemalan belts are made

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.


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nonprofit work
Sep 3 2013

Kenya staffer finds joy in letters

CFCA staffer sorts mail

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.

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Fuchi
Aug 27 2013

Games children play 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!

Aug 23 2013

Sponsor visit a ‘gift and blessing’ on Honduras awareness trip

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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 Bob Hentzen and the CFCA-Honduras staff.
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Sponsored mother
Aug 22 2013

The inspiring life of Graciela

CFCA in Colombia

Graciela welcomes us to her humble home.


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.
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Rainy season in Guatemala
Aug 19 2013

Silver lining found in Guatemala’s rainy season

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.
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Pretty Happy Funny Real
Aug 15 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Peru

~ 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 Peru at the CFCA blog:
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Unbound Awareness Trips
Aug 14 2013

Sharing their similarities from Pennsylvania to El Salvador

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.
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Aug 9 2013

‘Voices of hope’ on a Guatemala awareness trip

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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 Bob Hentzen and CFCA-Guatemala staffers Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel.
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Games children play
Aug 6 2013

Games children play in Guatemala

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!

Get the rules and go play!