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Shelby V.

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Review for Unbound, Kansas City, KS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience with CFCA was when I traveled to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala in 2007. Our group was able to meet the CFCA director of the local project, Fr. John Goggin. Fr. John gave us a tour of the local CFCA office and told us how child sponsorship works. I was so impressed by the humble office setting. It was very obvious that the donations that CFCA receives are not used for overhead!

Our group was given a set of bios of children who were waiting sponsorship. As we read through them we were moved to tears, reading of their families' financial situations and difficulties. I chose to sponsor a young boy named Eddy, which was my father's name. The next day we met with Eddy and his family. As more members of our group chose sponsors, more meetings were set up. We all agreed that sponsoring children was the highlight of our trip.

As the years have gone by I have made more trips to Guatemala and each time I have met with Eddy and his family. It is like having another child in our family. We also sponsor two other children whom I have never met. They share photos and letters with our family, allowing us to be part of their lives. I hope everyone has a chance to take part in this wonderful program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them to get the word out to more people. They have limited funds for advocacy, so more people spreading the word would help.

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