By Kate Andrews, ChildFund Staff Writer
In a small Honduran village in the mountains, 12-year-old Yunior writes letters regularly to Margaret and Bob Erickson, who live in Washington state, a continent away.
By Himangi Jayasundere, ChildFund Sri Lanka
Henry and Judi Ferstl began sponsoring two 5-year-old Brazilian children, Jovino and Suely, through ChildFund (then Christian Children’s Fund) in 1981.
By Kate Andrews
Simply visiting a country halfway around the world can be a physical challenge: taking long flights, plus adjusting to different weather and a new time zone.
By ChildFund Staff
"Sometimes you wonder,” says Rose Fasciocco, a ChildFund sponsor. “Did I really make a difference?"
Omeja Moses says yes.
By Virginia Sowers
When Alison Weatherman met her future husband in North Carolina a decade ago, she had no way of discerning at that moment just how far Alieu had come in life.
Clem and Jane Nichols of Munfordville, Ky., joined the ChildFund community in 2001 by sponsoring eight children — four in Kenya, two in Honduras and two in the United States.
Half of the world’s poorest people are children. Sandra Nielsen is working to change that staggering statistic. A ChildFund television commercial opened her eyes to a world of need in 1968. She’s been sponsoring children and making a difference in their lives ever since.
By Mary Ruffin
Marion Kirwin’s Philadelphia-area home burned in 2005. This mother of three mentions her house fire only to explain why some dates are approximate ― the paperwork was destroyed — regarding the children she has sponsored for decades
By Cynthia Price
You just never know when you touch people’s lives, says Joel John Roberts, CEO of People Assisting The Homeless (PATH). That’s especially true for Roberts whose life was touched at an early age by a family that adopted him from Fanling Babies Home, a Hong Kong orphanage run by ChildFund International (then Christian Children’s Fund).
By ChildFund India
Finish school, or quit and get a job to help support the family?
No child should face that choice. The fact is that in developing countries, many do. Tasleema did.
By Lisseth Odalinda Romero Ortiz
I am a psychologist currently working as the Integral Program Coordinator at the Tonala program, a ChildFund partner organization in Mexico.
I am also a former sponsored child, and I grew up benefitting from the organization I now work for.
By ChildFund Brazil
Thiago lives on the outskirts of Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil, where playing soccer with his friends is a frequent pastime. On his face are a few pimples; on his feet, not even a sandal. Up to this point there is nothing special — he is like thousands of other teens his age except for a few details.
By Priscilla Chama
I am Misozi, age 23, the firstborn in a family with four children; I have two sisters and a brother. My father is deceased, but my mother, siblings and I live in the Kafue district, in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka.
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