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Unbound Awareness Trips
Aug 7 2013

CFCA sponsor becomes an ‘agent of positive change’

CFCA individual sponsor visit

Fried fish and plantains; it’s what’s for lunch.

CFCA sponsor Laurie Chandler recently returned from a visit to Santa Barbara, Honduras, to visit her sponsored friend, Fredy.

Laurie traveled on an individual sponsor visit to meet Fredy and spent some quality time with him and his family.

Laurie shares her travel experience with us and how meeting Fredy left her smiling all day long.


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Aug 1 2013

Trip to Costa Rica touches the soul

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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 the CFCA-Costa Rica staff and Bob Hentzen.
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Sponsor a child
Jul 31 2013

Serving as Sally’s eyes and heart

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.
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bano
Jul 30 2013

Games children play in Africa: Bano (Swahili for marbles)

Bano in Kenya

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!

Jul 26 2013

Nicaragua awareness trip brings ‘great opportunity for learning’

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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 Ricardo Ajpuac and Gerver Churunel, CFCA-Guatemala staffers, the CFCA staff in Managua and Bob Hentzen.
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Send this, not that
Jul 25 2013

Send this, not that: A guide for mailing items to your sponsored friend

Send this, not that!

Send this, not that!

Crayons can melt during shipping. A great alternative is colored pencils.

Have you ever wondered, “What can I send to my sponsored friend in the mail?”

If so, this post’s for you!

Read more and find out how to “send this, not that!”

Sponsor a youth
Jul 24 2013

Unbound sponsored youth: ‘Thank you for giving me this opportunity’

Unbound sponsored child in India

Deeksha, in traditional Indian attire, demonstrates the “Namaste” way of saying “Hello.”

How many students does it take to create a youth forum in India designed to help young people continue their higher education?

Read more to find out!

Hard rains in Cali, Colombia
Jul 22 2013

CFCA families help others after destructive storm

CFCA in Cali, Colombia

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.


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Tilapia soup
Jul 8 2013

Tilapia lemon soup (Guatemala recipe)

Tilapia lemon soup from Guatemala

Tilapia lemon soup from Guatemala … mmm!

Through the help of CFCA livelihood programs, many families in Guatemala have now started a new career with a tilapia farm! Oscar Ventura Tuch, CFCA staffer in Guatemala, works with families who raise tilapia, and he shares his grandmother’s traditional recipe with us!

Eat in solidarity with your sponsored friend – Get the recipe now!

Unbound Awareness Trips
Jul 5 2013

Sponsors are important voices of encouragement

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Thank you to the 18 volunteers from Church of the Risen Christ in Denver for your support of CFCA’s sponsored friends and their families.

One of the most important things our sponsors can do on a CFCA awareness trip is spend time with the families who are working hard to find a path to self-sufficiency.

You are important voices of encouragement. Plus, meeting the families is a ton of fun!

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