Editor’s note: Some of the names of people mentioned in this blog post have been changed to ensure their privacy and protection.
Our goal at CFCA is to help families build a path out of poverty. And we mean it. So we frequently seek to grow and improve our programs.
We want to know if what we’re doing is successful. It matters to us, to the families we serve and to the people who trust us with their support.
We hear encouraging stories of how the Hope for a Family program is changing families’ lives. We thought you might want to hear those stories, too.
Over the next few weeks we’ll share some of our goals with you, along with stories that exemplify how they’re being met in the field.
We hope it encourages you, as it does us, to see hope growing in families.
GOAL: We want families to become self-sustaining, relying on their own income-generating activities to feed their families and plan for the future.
CFCA works with families in Heredia, Costa Rica, a rapidly industrializing community about six miles north of San Jose.
The reality for families living in Heredia is harsh. They live in slums and struggle with social problems. Many live in river basins or dangerous areas threatened by landslides.
In a rough area such as this, hope can be just out of arm’s reach. But the CFCA mothers groups, support and income-generating groups for mothers of sponsored children, give these mothers an extra boost.
Marcela and Nora are two mothers of CFCA sponsored children in Heredia who taught 15 other mothers to sew.
These mothers in turn taught members of their CFCA mothers groups. Read more