Category Archives: Honduras

Aug 23 2013

Sponsor visit a ‘gift and blessing’ on Honduras awareness trip

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“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.
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Aug 7 2013

CFCA sponsor becomes an ‘agent of positive change’

CFCA individual sponsor visit

Fried fish and plantains; it’s what’s for lunch.

CFCA sponsor Laurie Chandler recently returned from a visit to Santa Barbara, Honduras, to visit her sponsored friend, Fredy.

Laurie traveled on an individual sponsor visit to meet Fredy and spent some quality time with him and his family.

Laurie shares her travel experience with us and how meeting Fredy left her smiling all day long.


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Jul 12 2013

Trip to Honduras ‘touches the heart’ of a CFCA sponsor

In an effort to meet and finally connect with her sponsored friends, Rosa and Franklin in Honduras, CFCA sponsor Theresa Farmer was inspired to go on a CFCA awareness trip.

An account of Theresa’s travel experience in Honduras follows!


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May 29 2013

One sponsor’s journey through photos

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Jim Parro, CFCA sponsor, recently returned from a trip to visit his sponsored friends in Honduras. Jim documented his trip through photographs, which we would like to share with you now.

Thanks, Jim!


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May 8 2013

Honduras awareness trip brings ‘love and blessings’

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“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.

In God’s loving care, we have come to Honduras with 24 sponsors plus CFCA staff members from several projects.


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Apr 4 2013

Making eco-friendly curtains and jewelry in Honduras

Thorn and seed curtains

Braulia, a CFCA sponsored elderly woman (right), and Cristina, daughter of a sponsored aging friend, sell their curtains and jewelry by a roadside in Honduras.

A group of mothers and daughters in Honduras recently shared with us a special technique they use to craft environmentally friendly curtains and jewelry from thorns and seeds!

Check out our interview with 10-year-old Tania, a CFCA sponsored child, who describes how she helps her mother make interesting and eco-friendly designs.

I’ll never forget the day I was sponsored because it was my birthday. I was turning 6 years old.

My name is Tania, and since that day I have become part of the beautiful and loving CFCA family.

I help my mother make curtains and bracelets by opening the little holes in the seeds and stringing them together.

I like to make the bracelets, but I don’t like to make the curtains because it takes too much time, and I get bored.

CFCA sponsored child

Tania, CFCA sponsored child in Honduras, helps make designs from thorns and seeds.

I want to invite my sponsor to come to my community. I would love to meet her and teach her how to make the bracelets and necklaces.

DIY thorn and seed curtains and jewelry in 3 steps:

  1. The first step is to look for the thorns, which we call “cachitos” or bull’s horns. This is the most difficult part of the process because a large number of stinging ants live inside the thorns and sting our hands.
  2. Next we have to get seeds. We use a seed called “Lágrimas de San Pedro” or Saint Peter’s Tears. These seeds are usually brought over from another community. We try to use any kind of seeds we can find in our community. We paint the seeds so they are colorful.
  3. Once we have collected all the necessary materials, we start to make our products. First, we make holes in the seeds and thorns. Next, we create a design and use fishing or metal string to make the curtains and other kinds of jewelry.

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