With the support of his sponsor and CFCA, Luis was able to follow his dream of studying medicine. He is now in his final year of medical school.
Studies show giving back leads to better health.
An interesting idea, but how can sponsoring a child or elderly friend through CFCA help you feel better physically and emotionally?
Join us as we travel through scientific studies to find out how helping others can make you happier and healthier.
Sponsored children in Kenya work on homework and write letters to their sponsors.
By Kristen Littrell, CFCA correspondent
Have you ever placed a letter to your sponsored child in the mailbox and wondered how many people and places, cars and planes are required to put that letter in your sponsored child’s waiting hands? Read more to find out!
The sun sets over Lake Victoria in Kenya.
By Regina Mburu, CFCA communications liaison for Africa
I settled down in my seat on the bus and buckled my seatbelt, ready for the eight-hour drive to Kisumu City, home to one of our CFCA projects in Kenya.
As the bus made its way through the sometimes rough roads dotted with potholes, I thought about the one-and-a-half weeks I would spend interacting with CFCA families.
Q: When should I send my sponsored friend a Christmas greeting?
A: Typically, letters sent by regular mail can take six to eight weeks to reach your sponsored friend.
During the holidays, it can take even longer. Continue reading
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.
CFCA-Kenya staff member Lillian Naka
CFCA-Kenya staff member Lillian Naka recently visited CFCA’s international headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.
She talked about her role as a mothers group coordinator in Nairobi, and how mothers of sponsored children work hard to create a path to self-sufficiency by launching small businesses.
Watch the video below to learn more about CFCA’s work with mothers all around the world.
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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.