Sep 30 2013

Colombian aging friend earns bachelor’s degree at age 73

Maria holds her personal growth award from Pamplona University.

Maria holding her prize of personal growth she received from Pamplona University.

Maria is a 75-year-old sponsored aging friend from Cartagena, Colombia.

Maria recently decided to go back to school to get her college education — a dream she had chased since her youth.

Because of gender stereotypes, Maria could not achieve her dream until her late 70s.

But with help and encouragement from her family, her sponsor and CFCA, Maria graduated from Pamplona University in Colombia.

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Sep 27 2013

Field Notes—Bolivia: A dance of thanks

Traditional Bolivian dancing.

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.

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Sep 16 2013

Meeting face to face: CFCA field staffer meets sponsored friend

Judith and Jorge

Judith Bautista, CFCA project coordinator for Bogota, Colombia, with her sponsored friend, Jorge, in Honduras.

Judith Bautista is the CFCA project coordinator for Bogota, Colombia, and a CFCA sponsor.

Judith began sponsoring 19-year-old Jorge in 2010 after a trip she took to Honduras to learn more about CFCA mothers groups.

She had the opportunity to meet Jorge when she traveled to Honduras recently for a CFCA awareness trip.

In her reflection, Judith describes the journey of her sponsorship experience and how special it was to meet her sponsored friend.

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Sep 11 2013

Boy leads happy life after getting treatment for skin disorder

Hamile and his family

Hamile, right, with his sister, Kelly, and his niece, Taliana, in front of their home.

When Hamile was 8 months old, he developed epidermolysis bullosa, a skin disorder in which the skin is fragile and can become easily damaged.

Through CFCA sponsorship, Hamile has been able to receive treatment and is now on track to living a carefree, happy life.

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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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Aug 27 2013

Games children play in Colombia

Summer is a great time to go outside and just have fun! Children around the world have shared some of their favorite games with us, and today we bring you games from Colombia!

Learn how to play a Colombian version of hacky sack, a coin toss game, and more — Colombia style!

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