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October 30, 2013

I have been a CFCA sponsor for 13 years. I have sponsored 4 children in Venezuela and 1 in Guatemala. I have traveled on 6 trips with CFCA to visit my sponsored children. The trips are very affordable and a wonderful way to be immersed in the culture of the country. The CFCA staff in Kansas City and in visited country are very available and attentive to any needs. I really discovered how far the money I pay each months goes when I visited the countries and saw the programs that CFCA has put in place to help the sponsored children and elderly and also the families. In addition to the benefits the sponsored person receives I saw how they work with mothers groups to empower them in their communities to have a voice in making a better life for the family. Families are encouraged to become self sustainable through programs and also with help to get projects going such as receiving a sewing machine and other means by which they might be able to receive income for their families.
I specifically remember one mother who had received assistance from her chllds sponsors to build a liveable home. She said that she felt like it was a gift from God and she needed to give back. She opened up her home for after school tutoring since so many of the children get a late start in school. I cite this as an example of the principles of CFCA of encouraging families to also give back as they become able.
I meet young adults who grew up as a sponsored child and are now giving back some of what they received by working for CFCA . Sponsored teenagers are volunteering their time to work with CFCA programs.
I feel like my life has been immensely enriched by being able to be part of CFCA.
I cherish the letters and pictures I received from my sponsored children.
I have great respect for the privacy policies of CFCA. I feel the children and families receive the same privacy as I do since all communications go through the CFCA office

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I can't think of anything that I would change about CFCA.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Volunteer