As we’ve shared in blog posts over the last few weeks, Unbound’s highly personalized benefits are creating opportunity for families of all types around the world. In Uganda, parents of sponsored children are taking steps toward safety and health in their homes with the help of sponsorship.
Families get more out of Unbound’s sponsorship program than just consumable benefits.
While helping parents send their children to school builds toward the future, parents also need reliable ways to support their families now.
Through workshops and livelihood training, Unbound helps parents unlock their own talents and potential.
The ability to read and write opens doors both inside and outside the classroom. Communication connects the world and knowledge is arguably the most life-changing gift one can give.
But for Ugandan parents Henry and Prossy, it was nearly impossible to support the educational needs of their six children.
The family relied on raising animals for an often meager income. Henry was also able to pick up occasional jobs at construction sites, but this wasn’t a reliable source of income. The family’s earnings were not enough to properly educate their children.
In Unbound communities around the world, however, the lives of families are transformed by the sponsorship of even one of their children.
CFCA believes strongly in the creativity and talents of sponsored families and partners with families throughout the world to unlock their potential.
In Bogota, Colombia, every Friday, leaders from each parents group meet at the CFCA office to participate in a “livelihood projects” class to learn techniques on how to successfully develop their talents and skills into sources of income for their families.
CFCA staffers utilized a local government program focused in the development of professional formation programs.
The main goal is to bring business education to family members of sponsored friends, and have these individuals spread their knowledge to fellow parents in their group.
CFCA staffers have seen many changes in families thanks to this class. Parents have diversified their families’ sources of income and also further developed their skills and talents. Read more
Tim Deveney, manager of preacher relations, introduces us to parents Don Enrique and DoÒa Angelina in El Salvador. Although the couple was unable to attend school when they were young, Don Enrique and DoÒa Angelina value learning and make great sacrifices to provide their children with an education.
Editor’s note: Hazel was sponsored during a parish appeal on Jan. 24, 2009. Learn how you can volunteer to help at a parish appeal.