“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.
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!
Egg curry from India … mmm!
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!
Get the recipe
Bradly, a CFCA sponsored child in Guatemala, dreams of becoming a builder.
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.”
CFCA sponsor Sally Steiger at church.
“Yam,” Sally’s sponsored child in the Philippines.
By Steve Taylor, CFCA volunteer and sponsor
Sally Steiger is a loving woman who gratefully shares her love with William, her 11-year-old sponsored child from the Philippines, who likes to be called “Yam.”
Sally is a lector at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Newport News, Va., and a retired federal employee with more than 30 years of service.
She is also a talented musician and plays the harmonica, ukulele and keyboard.
Sally achieved all these things without the use of her eyes because she was born blind.
Jorun (left) and Paul, CFCA sponsored youth in Kenya, play bano, which means marbles in Swahili.
In the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, children gather to pass the time and to just be kids.
With bragging rights on the line, they pull marbles from their pockets and begin to play bano, which is Swahili for marbles.
“The game is very interesting and I feel proud when I win,” said Paul a youth sponsored through CFCA.
Get the rules to play Bano now!
Rekha in front of a gift shop run by CFCA mothers.
The beautiful Taj Mahal of India.
Standing outside a small gift shop run by CFCA mothers, with her hands folded and a slight smile brightening her soulful brown eyes, Rekha is the picture of grace as she talks about her life in Agra, India’s world-famous city that is home to the Taj Mahal.
Rekha is bringing up her two children on her own; her husband doesn’t live with the family. Her 14-year-old son, Dushyant, is sponsored through CFCA.
“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. Read more
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.
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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