The CFCA project in Legazpi, Philippines, recently sent us success stories from young adults who were sponsored through CFCA. Here’s one from Raquel, a sponsored child who will soon graduate with a bachelor’s degree in office administration.
My graduation is fast approaching and whether I like it or not, I will soon be leaving CFCA.
Nevertheless, I will never forget all the people who have helped me and supported me. People who sat beside me, walked with me, and praised me for every accomplishment I achieved.
Without them, I would never be what I am right now.
December 2003 is the time when I became sponsored through CFCA. I had mixed emotions of excitement, nervousness and happiness.
I even asked myself, what life awaits me in this sponsorship program? What changes will it bring to me?
I took my high school education in a public school. I had to walk about a third of a mile (500 meters) from our house to the main road to catch a jeep going to my school.
My money was always insufficient. My father is a farmer while my mother is a housewife. My mother always borrowed money from our neighbor when I did not have money for my fare.
It was hard ñ but my family never surrendered. Read more