October 30, 2013
I have been a CFCA sponsor for about 16 years. I have sponsored many children from several different countires. What led me to continue donating to CFCA year after year was the way CFCA handles the contributions, the impact they have helping many in need through out the world and the way they treat sponsors ( like a close family member). Like many people that give to charities I like that CFCA uses a very high percentage of the money contributed in direct benefits for the person (and family) being sponsored. The 93 to 95 percent range is very pleasing to me as a sponsor. I trust them 105 percent!!! Also, any time that I have had a question, concern or maybe wanting to give additional assistance to those that I sponsor CFCA was very quick in giving me a response. I also like that CFCA works with the mother and father of the sponsored child and will organize activities or training programs to help them improve their lives also. I like that CFCA is concerned about the elderly and has sponsorship of the elderly also. CFCA offers trips for the sponsors to meet the person/family that they are helping. The trips are typically with a group of 15-30 other sponsors, some translators and local staff members. What an amazing trip they are! CFCA also will organize an individual trip for a sponsor, that is helpful for those with only a few days of vacation available. I have use both formats and they are both great trips. I was impressed with CFCA that I became an advocate and volunteer for them about 6 or 7 years ago. I've enjoyed every minute of that time. Being involved with CFCA has brought me much happiness and joy in my life. I cannot imagine how my life would be different now if I never had decided to sponsor. I learned several things about the wonderful co-founder Bob Hentzen and for me it changed my outlook on life in general, how I view those in poverty and that we walk with them and not ahead of them.
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like to see a few more countries added in the next 10 years, possibly more from Africa and Asia. Other than that, I believe they are going a great job and I wouldn't want to change something just to make a change.
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