I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
letters, cards and pictures received from sponsored children and youth.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
It would be nice for sponsors and the sponsored to continue the friendship past when the kids graduate from the program, but I can understand how this could potentially attract people who want to scam Americans and other first world sponsors. All organizations of this type do this because they are afraid of attracting individuals who want to scam Americans and other sponsors. Still, it would be nice to be able to write yearly letters after sponsorship ends that CFCA translates and filters.
What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?
Loving my neighbor.
What would you tell others about this organization?
There are several organizations that offer child sponsorship, but none offer such a complete program for the cost CFCA offers. They can do this because their advertising and overhead costs are amazingly low. World Vision and Compassion have overhead costs that are more than double CFCA's. Because of this, CFCA is often slower to offer cutting edge services like e-mail letters to sponsored kids, but they have been consistently improving their services over the 10+ years we have been sponsoring, all the while keeping costs much lower than similar organizations. Also, if you are thinking about meeting your sponsored child in person, CFCA's trips are a fraction of the cost of other organizations. I can go and take two of my kids for the cost of just one person with competing organizations. I have sponsored kids through other organizations (Save the Children and Compassion for 10+ years), but CFCA is the best in my opinion.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?