Tag: weaving

Some of the tools needed to make hablon.
Mar 2 2016

Weaving a promising future in the Philippines

From left: Sponsored elder Florfina and moms Eliza and Lorna learned about hablon weaving.

From left: Sponsored elder Florfina and moms Eliza and Lorna learned about hablon weaving.

Woven into every sponsorship story are personalized solutions to overcome poverty and get ahead.

That story is no different for Eliza from the Philippines. Her 20-year-old son, Christian, has been sponsored through Unbound since 2004. But with seven other children at home, getting ahead in life remains a challenge. Their family’s only income comes from her husband’s farming.

Eliza is able to send Christian to school with the support his sponsors, Janet and Tim from Kansas. She also uses the sponsorship support to supplement her family’s nutritional and other daily needs.

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Sep 26 2011

Basket-weaving business supports Madagascar family

While basket weaving may seem like child’s play to some, it is the source of livelihood for FlorÈat and her family of Madagascar.

FlorÈat’s 10-year-old son, Fenosoa, is sponsored through CFCA’s Hope for a Family program. Sponsorship enabled Floreat to save money and grow the business.

FlorÈat now teaches other women to weave baskets so they can generate income for their families.

Read their story.