Working with families
When you sponsor through our Hope for a Family program, your monthly contribution impacts the entire family by providing benefits and services that can improve their quality of life and empower them to become self-sufficient.
The following stories demonstrate how we work with families in the sponsorship program and the impact it can have.
Costa Rican moms make livelihoods through sewing
Mothers of CFCA sponsored children in Costa Rica are experiencing the economic and social benefits of mothers groups. 180 mothers in Heredia, where the reality for families is harsh, have learned to sew. They work from home, sewing schoolchildren’s uniform shirts and rain capes. CFCA's efforts with mothers groups are part of the organization's long-term strategy of empowering parents and guardians to create equity and unity in their communities.
Read how their sewing venture is providing hope »
Sponsorship support helps coffee-growing families
Of the 21 countries where CFCA works, all but Chile are major coffee producers. The coffee harvest is the time of the year when most of a family's household income is generated. Sponsorship helps provide coffee-growing families with a cushion during months of scarce income, by helping to pay the educational expenses and medical care of their children who are sponsored through CFCA's Hope for a Family program.
Meet coffee-producing families and read their story »
Family steps toward economic self-sufficiency in Kenya
Dominic and Elizabeth were struggling to provide for their five children. Their life changed when their sons John and Martin were sponsored through CFCA. The two boys could now go to school as sponsorship covered their tuition fees and school supplies. With some burdens lifted off their shoulders, the family decided to save money and start a poultry business.
Learn how CFCA's sponsorship program has impacted the family »
Small groups improve Philippine community life
In Antipolo, Philippines, the collective effort of CFCA small groups has led to cleaner environments, better performance in school, improved livelihoods, land acquisition and a general feeling of security. The small groups — called "kapitbahayans," a Tagalog word for "neighborhood" — consist of parents and guardians of CFCA sponsored children.
Learn about what CFCA small groups have accomplished »
Colombian parents work for a better life for their children
Ruben and Yuli are parents in Colombia of two children sponsored through CFCA. Ruben works hard collecting recyclables, making daily sacrifices to support his family. He dreams that his children, 11 and 9 years old, through education will be able to “have a good future, a good family and a good job” when they grow up. Sponsorship has helped change the parents’ perspective on life, renewing their sense of hope.
Watch video to hear about Ruben and Yuli's life and dreams »