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 CatholicMom.com to offer you the chance to partner tangibly with them by prayerfully considering sponsoring a child or aging friend. Lisa Hendey
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.
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