Did you want to be a doctor, a teacher, singer or superhero?
Through CFCA’s Hope for a Family program, Ines and all sponsored aging friends can renew their sense of hope and well-being.
CFCA provides benefits such as food, health care and clothing for older adults, but one of the most important benefits we provide is friendship.
For some sponsored aging friends, CFCA gatherings and events are their only time for social interaction.
Ines tells her story in this beautiful video.
By Judy-Anne Goldman, CFCA multimedia manager/producer
Sometimes someone says ìThank youî and you know that theyíre speaking from their soul. Those two words carry a profound meaning.
You know the person saying it has been deeply touched. You can see it in their eyes.
This video carries that kind of a message. Many of them!
CFCA communications correspondents in El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Kenya and the Philippines visited sponsored friends to capture their special messages to their sponsors, and to all sponsors who support people living in poverty.
The footage was taped in the past three months and then sent to CFCA’s Kansas City headquarters to be edited.
It’s really exciting that so many people worked together from so many different parts of the world to send such a short but powerful message in so many different languages!
I couldnít end this post without a HUGE thanks to our amazing video team: Henry and Ana Cristina in El Salvador; Luis, Gerver and Ricardo in Guatemala, Sreekanth in India, Regina in Kenya, to the team in Quezon City, Philippines; and to Michele in Kansas City for her fantastic editing skills.
And thank you for your continued support of CFCA and of families living in poverty around the world!
Dan Pearson of CFCA’s international programs introduces us to Preethi (a fictional name to protect her privacy), mother of a sponsored child and a member of one of India’s mothers groups. The women in her mothers group offered Preethi and her family a loan, protection and support during a time of great need. Now Preethi and her family have stable jobs, steady income and her child is attending school. Part two of four videos
CFCA†received the Best of Show honor at the sixth annual Philly Awards for our Walk with the Poor brochure.
The awards are presented by Nonprofit Connect, recognizing excellence in Kansas City nonprofit communications. CFCA also won first place for the Walk with the Poor brochure in the informational brochure category and second-place honors for the CFCA sponsorship brochure in the membership appeal category.
The Walk with the Poor brochure was created to encourage young people to go to the Walk with the Poor section on our website and learn how they can impact global poverty by helping a student finish school.
The Best of Show Award is selected from the first-place winners in 11 categories.
We created a video of the multi-fold Walk with the Poor brochure. Watch it unfold as it connects the dots…
A sponsor realizes what sponsorship truly means after meeting her friend during a mission awareness trip†in El Salvador, October 2008. This video was created by Annie Winter, a CFCA volunteer in Latin America.