Meet & Support Hopat: 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 Hopat!

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

Hopat lives in India, loves to draw and play soccer, and helps his family with chores.

Hopat lives in India, loves to draw and play soccer, and helps his family with chores.

Hopat is a quiet and calm seven-year-old boy growing up in India. He walks about a kilometer to school and he likes to study social science. He would like to become a computer engineer. In his free time he loves to draw pictures and playing soccer. At home, he helps with the everyday chores.

Hopat lives with his mom, dad and sister. They live in a native village where transportation is provided into the city. The walls are constructed of bricks, the roof is made of tiles, and the floor is cement. It has electricity and they use firewood for cooking. They get their water supply from an outdoor pump. He sleeps on the floor with a mat.  Hopat’s father earns a minimum income doing labor work to support their family.

Once Hopat is sponsored, he will begin to receive the tangible benefits such as education and nutrition. This will also allow 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 Hopat (or other children), just click on this link!


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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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