The Santal tribe in northeast India for years has depended on farming the land as a source of income. Now many of these indigenous families are looking toward education to help provide for and protect future generations.
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Coffee plays a vital role in the livelihood of many families in Guatemala. Although their crops are being destroyed by the coffee rust fungus, families remain hopeful and encouraged during difficult times.
Sponsor Zena Weist recalls meeting her sponsored child, Angelica, face to face for the first time on an awareness trip to Guatemala. Weist has watched Angelica grow up through letters for the past 14 years.
In communities along the banks of Lake Victoria in western Kenya, the CFCA-Kisumu project educates families about steps they can take to prevent malaria.
Ines, a sponsored aging friend in El Salvador, joined the CFCA program just 15 days after her daughter passed away. Five years later, Ines has found a renewed hope in sponsorship.
The Hope for a Family sponsorship program offers direct and indirect support to help families cope with the rising costs of food around the world.
CFCA staff members, in Kansas and abroad, believe in the Hope for a Family program, and many have made the choice to support a child, youth or aging friend through CFCA.
Gregorio is a sponsored aging friend from Cuernavaca, Mexico. Gregorio's kind-hearted nature inspires him to find sick or abandoned animals to take home and nurse back to health.
Every year, sponsored friends celebrate the spirit of the season with one another. The CFCA Christmas fund provides gifts for sponsored friends and a party for everyone.
Muthu, who was sponsored through CFCA in India, overcame many obstacles to earn a master's degree and pass the Indian Civil Services exam. He now serves his community as a district deputy collector.
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