Editor’s note: Many of you followed along with me during my 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
Meet Maria Carla!
Maria Carla is a beautiful six-year-old girl growing up in the Philippines. Her favorite color is pink. She always performs well in school and dreams of becoming a doctor. She helps her family at home by sweeping the backyard and washing the dishes
Maria Carla lives with her mother, brother and sister. Her parents are separated, but her father continues to support the children and sees them on his days off. Her mother sells breakfast foods in order to earn an income for the family. She also accepts laundry work and receives financial support from Maria Carla’s father. She works very hard to provide for the entire family but she struggles on a daily basis to provide some of their basic needs. The four family members all live together in a small house made of plywood and cement, with a roof made of wood and iron sheets.
By sponsoring Maria Carla, 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.
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