John, 60, is the father of a young woman sponsored through Unbound in Uganda.
By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa
In a small village in rural Uganda, we visit John at his small shop. He cheerfully, pulls up chairs for me and the Ugandan staff member accompanying me on my visit. John’s daughter Christine is sponsored through Unbound.
I glance around the shop and see that the shelves are filled with neatly arranged goods.
A customer walks in and John excuses himself. John serves the customer in a polite manner. I can tell that he enjoys his work as a shopkeeper by the way he carries himself.
Rosa and her 15-year old daughter, Dayani.
By Elizabeth Alex, community outreach and media relations director
Down syndrome is a diagnosis no mother hopes to hear.
For parents living in the poorest barrios of Honduras, it is sometimes just too much to bear.
“The doctor told me it would be different and difficult to raise her,” Rosa said about Dayani, her 15-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. “There are no schools and no help for children with special needs.”
Daniel and Sophia, in Kenya, oppose FGM.
Daniel speaks proudly of his cultural heritage and passing it along to his children. There’s one tradition he and his wife won’t continue, though, in order to protect their daughters.
Female genital mutilation — also referred to as FGM or female circumcision — is a difficult subject to talk about in their culture, but the Kenyan couple agreed to speak with Unbound about their views.
Esther, mother of a sponsored child in Kenya, “wears” her 15-month-old son, Alex.
“Babywearing” is the practice of carrying your baby with a sling, wrap or pouch. While it’s a popular trend in the Western world, it’s been practiced in developing countries for generations.
By Shanxi Omoniyi, CFCA correspondent
Why does CFCA focus on empowering the mothers of sponsored children in its Hope for a Family program? Because mothers in the CFCA community will do anything to help their children build a path out of poverty. One new parent explores how motherhood changed her sponsorship perspective and gave her a greater appreciation for this approach.
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