Meet & Support Damiana: Our Unbound Child of the Month


Editor’s note: Many of you followed along with me during my recent travels with Unbound to the Philippines. I was able to witness there firsthand the amazing work being done by Unbound. I also had the unbelievable joy of meeting my own sponsored child and her family. I now know through this experience not only the blessings of Unbound sponsorship in the lives of children, but also the impact that sponsorship can have on those of us who become involved in Unbound’s mission! We’re thrilled to again be partnering with our friends at Unbound to be a part of their service to families around the world. Each month, Unbound joins us at to offer you the chance to partner tangibly with them by prayerfully considering sponsoring a child or aging friend. Lisa Hendey


Meet Damiana!

To sponsor Damiana (or other children), just click on this link!


Damiana loves to draw and play with her dolls.

Damiana loves to draw and play with her dolls.

Damiana is a beautiful eight-year-old girl growing up in Bolivia. She likes to draw and playing with her dolls. Her health is fair; she has cavities and frequent pain in her teeth. She helps her family at home by washing clothes.

Damiana lives with her father, mother, two brothers and three sisters. The family lives in a two bedroom facility where the father works. They sleep on wooden cots and straw mattresses and have no access to sanitary facilities. The children help the family by making bricks and washing clothes on weekends. This helps support the family and their education needs. The mother takes care of the little ones at home. Damiana’s parents work very hard to provide for the entire family but they struggle on a daily basis to provide some of their basic needs.

By sponsoring Damiana, she will begin to receive the tangible benefits such as education and nutrition. This will also provide the family to be fully integrated in a local caring community, with programs and services designed to improve their quality of life and empower them to break the cycle of poverty.

To sponsor Damiana (or other children), just click on this link!

Image copyright Unbound, used with permission


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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