Dubis sits in front of her home sharing her story.
Born in Cartagena, Colombia, Dubis now lives in a community south of Cartagena.
She is the mother of two sponsored youth.
Dubis found a new calling when she joined the CFCA mothers group, which meets twice a month.
“Before my sons’ sponsorship, my life was a routine. I would go to work and do the chores at home,” Dubis said.
“I did not go outside a lot and I did not talk with my neighbors.”
Richard, 22, from Uganda
Richard, 22, from Uganda is one of the artists who contributed work for CFCA’s 2013 Christmas cards. Richard is pursuing a degree in development studies. He dreams of using his management skills to help his community in the areas of planning and sustainable development.
By Alexah Nabayinda and Sylivia Wendidda, CFCA-Uganda staffers
Everyone in life deserves to feel special.
For many elderly, the CFCA birthday celebration was the first time in their lives they had participated in such a special event.
For the CFCA Kampala office in Uganda, the Birthday Fund made the party possible.
By Shanxi Omoniyi, CFCA correspondent
Why does CFCA focus on empowering the mothers of sponsored children in its Hope for a Family program? Because mothers in the CFCA community will do anything to help their children build a path out of poverty. One new parent explores how motherhood changed her sponsorship perspective and gave her a greater appreciation for this approach.
Mercedes, a sponsored aging friend, stands outside her home in La Paz, Bolivia.
CFCA sponsored elderly share life experiences and offer wise advice.
Mercedes is a 75-year-old widow in La Paz, Bolivia. She has eight children, 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Today is a big anniversary day here at CFCA headquarters in Kansas!
Employee Linda Miller is celebrating her 30th year with CFCA.
She comes in second as the longest serving employee only to President and co-founder, Bob Hentzen. Continue reading
Sponsored youth in Bolivia share their thanks through traditional Bolivian dances.
Stacy King, CFCA awareness trip coordinator, helps plan and arrange awareness trips in cooperation with our field staffs around the world.