Carmen, a former CFCA scholar in Guatemala, recalls the struggles she overcame to achieve her dream of graduating from high school. She started her own business while in school to provide extra income for her family.
The Labor Day holiday, celebrated every year on the first Monday in September, honors the social and economic achievements of American workers.
As we pay tribute today to the contributions workers have made to the United States, let’s also remember workers everywhere who struggle to find productive and meaningful work.
During the summer, festivals and fairs spring up all over the world offering guests delicious snacks, games, entertainment, and more.
The story is no different in Guatemala, where families of sponsored children come together once a year to create CFCA’s annual Market Day celebration. Continue reading
“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 Bob Hentzen and the CFCA-Honduras staff. Continue reading
Some time ago, we posted this question on our CFCA Facebook page:
“Fill in the blank: My sponsored friend has taught me to __________________.”
We asked and you answered!
We received some inspiring answers, and several are listed below for your enjoyment! Continue reading
Roofs leak, the ground begins to wash away, roads become blocked by landslides and rivers flood, but the people of Guatemala stand strong.
They rebuild, and together they prosper in love, hope, community and courage.
The rainy season, or winter, as many Guatemalans call this time of year, has now settled in. Continue reading
By Naresli Calito, CFCA communications center correspondent for El Salvador
CFCA sponsored children and aging friends enjoy many opportunities to dream of a better future.
Opportunities to dream, however, weren’t readily available for 7-year-old Emerson, until Heather, a 17-year-old from Pennsylvania, became his sponsor. Continue reading