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CFCA strives to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency. The Hope for a Family program aims to partner with families so that over time they may rely less on benefits from CFCA and more on their own income-generation activities to meet their basic needs.
We recently heard from our Hyderabad project in India about several mothers of sponsored children who are exemplifying the potential of families living in poverty. Here’s the story of Prakash and her sister Jesintha ó enjoy!
In 2010, my sister, Jesintha, and I started a food stand called Curry Point.
We prepare food items like dal, sambar, potato fry, brinjal curry, tomato pickle and chapattis (Indian bread) and other foods. We sell our meals at reasonable rates, so it is affordable for many.
I am Prakash. My sister and I are part of a mothers group in Hyderabad, India. She has a son sponsored through CFCA, and my son is sponsored as well.
My sister and I both took out a loan from each of our mothers groups to start this curry business. Read more
We recently heard from our Hyderabad project in India about several mothers of sponsored children who are exemplifying the potential of families living in poverty. Here’s the story of Sathya – enjoy!
My family and I live in a remote village in India.
My husband used to be a contract worker; the income he earned was not enough to support our family.
I had an opportunity to take out a loan through my mothers group.
I talked with my husband, and we both shared the idea of opening a store in our village.
He supported my idea and agreed to purchase the required materials for the store.
First, I opened the store in our home.
I soon repaid the first loan, and I took out another loan to purchase a kiosk made with wood.
After that was repaid, I asked for a third loan to buy a refrigerator to keep a few cool drinks in the store.
After a few years, my husband left his job and is helping me run the business. Read more
We recently heard from our Hyderabad project in India about several mothers of sponsored children who are exemplifying the potential of families living in poverty. Hereís the story of Md. Baby ó enjoy!
I was married at an early age. My husband died after the birth of our only son Anwar.
Since then, my problems increased.
I learned to sew after my husband passed away, and I used to go the fields to work as a daily laborer to provide for my family.
When I heard about CFCA sponsorship, I went to apply for the program.
The sponsorship program has given a new hope for me in the form of self-help groups.
As I already knew how to sew, I was interested in opening a tailoring shop that also sells sewing items. Read the rest of Md. Baby’s story
For some families, a college savings plan has four legs, is covered in hair and eats from a slop bucket.
Raising livestock provides additional income for many sponsored friends and their families, and some take out loans through CFCA to help meet family needs such as education.
Margaret, mother of a sponsored youth in India, did just that to help her son, Paulus, pay for his tuition and realize his educational dreams.
“It gave new hope for our future,” Margaret said.
Margaret and her husband, James, live in a small town near Bhagalpur, India. Other than agriculture, there is little opportunity for business in their village.
Margaret and James wanted their son to receive a quality education, but with the nearest college located 24 hours from their home, it was going to be a challenge.
With the help of his CFCA sponsorship and his familyís contribution, Paulus was able to pay for his tuition, as well as room and board, and is receiving a quality education to prepare him for engineering school.