Nov 27 2013

‘Babywearing’ fad = age-old custom in developing countries

Esther, mother of a sponsored child in Kenya, "wears" her 15-month-old son, Alex.

Esther, mother of a sponsored child in Kenya, “wears” her 15-month-old son, Alex.

“Babywearing” is the practice of carrying your baby with a sling, wrap or pouch. While it’s a popular trend in the Western world, it’s been practiced in developing countries for generations.

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Nov 15 2013

Kenyan youth pursues dream to be medical researcher

Austine is a young man from Kenya who wants to be a medical researcher.

Austine is a young man from Kenya who wants to be a medical researcher.

As young boys, Austine and his brothers would spend their days carry sand for local construction companies in Kisumu, Kenya to help their mother feed the family.

Now a CFCA scholar, Austine is realizing his dream of higher education.

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Oct 24 2013

{Pretty, happy, funny, real} in Africa

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Every Thursday the Like Mother, Like Daughter blog invites bloggers to post four pictures – pretty, happy, funny and real – and give a little context for each picture.

So here’s {phfr} in Africa on the CFCA blog.

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Sep 18 2013

Old and young in CFCA give reason to hope

Lake Victoria, Kenya

The sun sets over Lake Victoria in Kenya.

By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa

I settled down in my seat on the bus and buckled my seatbelt, ready for the eight-hour drive to Kisumu City, home to one of our CFCA projects in Kenya.

As the bus made its way through the sometimes rough roads dotted with potholes, I thought about the one-and-a-half weeks I would spend interacting with CFCA families.

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Sep 12 2013

‘Fueling families’ dreams: Lillian Naka, CFCA staffer in Kenya

Lillian Naka, CFCA Kenya staff

CFCA-Kenya staff member Lillian Naka

CFCA-Kenya staff member Lillian Naka recently visited CFCA’s international headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.

She talked about her role as a mothers group coordinator in Nairobi, and how mothers of sponsored children work hard to create a path to self-sufficiency by launching small businesses.

Watch the video below to learn more about CFCA’s work with mothers all around the world.

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Sep 5 2013

Top-four Thursday

Welcome to CFCA’s new blog segment: Top-four Thursday!

We’re excited to share some amazing stories, which you can only read on our website.

Read these great stories of hope, survival, determination and success from sponsored friends and their families all around the world!

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Sep 3 2013

Kenya staffer finds joy in letters

CFCA staffer sorts mail

CFCA staff member Lawrence Maina in Kenya processes letters and packets sent by sponsors to their sponsored children.

By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa

Sorting through the parcels and letters, Lawrence Maina goes through each of them keenly and logs them in the record books.

He smiles as he reads through the lines written by sponsors to their sponsored children.

Lawrence is the driver at CFCA’s project in Nairobi, Kenya, but he also helps open the letters and parcels that come through the project office.

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