Late co-founder Bob Hentzen and Stephanie became friends on a 2012 Kenya Awareness Trip.
Late Kenyan scholar Stephanie is remembered for her broad smile and inspiring others.
By Regina Mburu, communications liaison for Unbound in Africa
“My dream is to make it in life. I dream of being a woman representative in my community. I want to fight for the rights of all women. I want to write books and inspire people by telling my story.”
This is what Stephanie said to me.
What’s in a name? Scott Wasserman, Unbound’s new president and chief executive officer, shares what he learned meeting sponsored children and their families in the Philippines.
Sponsored youth James plays drums in a festival parade.
Colorful costumes are a big part of the Ati-Atihan Festival.
By Loretta Shea Kline, managing editor, Unbound
One of the beautiful aspects of the relationships built through sponsoring a child or elderly friend is learning about the vibrancy and richness of other cultures.
Sponsored friends often write to their sponsors about celebrating cultural events or holidays in their countries.
One such event recently took place in the Philippines. The Ati-Atihan Festival features parades known for their lively tribal dances, colorful indigenous costumes and sounds of drums and lyres (small harp-like instruments).
David and Judy Dames pose for a photo with their sponsored friends and their friends’ family members.
In March, David and Judy Dames stepped aboard a plane on their way to Costa Rica.
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.
“Bob’s notes” are reports from CFCA President Bob Hentzen, who regularly accompanies awareness trip participants. You can see Bob’s full update on his Facebook page.
Photo credits for this report go to Bob Hentzen and the CFCA-Honduras staff. Continue reading