Tag: international

Salvadoran mother and son
Apr 2 2014

Mother-and-son duo create business selling traditional Salvadoran food

Carlos and his mother, Wendy, make enchiladas to sell.

Carlos and his mother, Wendy, make enchiladas to sell.

By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor

Poverty creates challenges that can thrust adult worries and responsibilities on children. That’s certainly true for sponsored child Carlos from El Salvador.

At just 11 years old, Carlos takes his role as the oldest child and older brother seriously, especially since his father left shortly after his younger brother, Byron, was born.

Carlos experienced the joy of becoming a big brother when his mom, Wendy, gave birth to Byron in 2008. Unfortunately, Byron was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which meant he would need special care and medical treatment.

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Education
Mar 31 2014

Scholarship helps a mother achieve her dreams

Maria stands proud with her eighth-grade students.

Maria stands proud with her eighth-grade students.

Sometimes the best gift someone can receive is encouragement. That’s exactly what Maria, a 34-year-old mother of three from the Dominican Republic, received from her friends and loved ones.

As a volunteer at the local Unbound office, Maria received lots of encouragement, and eventually a scholarship, from the community there when she made her decision to finish high school and pursue a teaching degree.

One of her biggest supporters was her father-in-law, who told her, “Do not give up.”

Read more about Maria’s journey here.

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Unbound Awareness Trips
Oct 28 2013

5 factors to consider when choosing your sponsored friend

In El Salvador, CFCA sponsor, Mike Madama, prepares to give his sponsored friend Karla a big hug.

In El Salvador, CFCA sponsor, Mike Madama, prepares to give his sponsored friend Karla a big hug.

Behind every sponsorship is a story — how you found your sponsored friend, why you sponsored and your ongoing relationship as you both learn more about each other’s lives and dreams.

Sometimes, though, people aren’t sure where to start. Should they sponsor a boy or girl? Child, youth or aging person?

And in which country?

Here are a few factors that can help when choosing your sponsored friend:

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