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Unbound is an international nonprofit founded by lay Catholics grounded in the Gospel call to put the needs of the marginalized and vulnerable first. We build relationships of mutual respect and support that bridge cultural, religious and economic divides. We bring people together to challenge poverty in 19 countries. We invite you to join us. Find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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0 Walking with the Poor

Unbound founder Bob Hentzen walked thousands of miles in solidarity with the families in our program to let them know they were not alone, that our community of sponsors, staff and volunteers were with them to counterbalance the isolating effects of poverty. He also sought to raise awareness of the realities and capabilities of marginalized people.

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0 Randy’s story: Love covers distance

Working through the shifting cultural and economic realities in the developing world can be a challenge for fathers. This is especially true in places where, traditionally, a man’s self-esteem is tied to his ability to provide for his family. Learn more about Randy’s family, sponsored through Unbound.

Many fathers struggle under these conditions and their stress can manifest itself in harmful ways. Alcoholism, domestic abuse and family abandonment are serious problems in countries where poverty is rampant and unemployment is high.

That’s why it’s important to recognize fathers like Randy in the Philippines. He’s one of thousands of dads throughout the Unbound community who, out of love and commitment, have adapted to do what must be done to serve the needs of their families.

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0 Creating a legacy

Colombia has a long history of violence between government forces and militant groups. But increasingly there seems to be hope of a more lasting peace between the Farc rebels and the government. Though peace may be close, the decades-long conflict has created a huge impact, especially for families like Martha’s. Read how Unbound has responded.

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0 Embracing the gift of mercy

2016 is an exceptional year, with Pope Francis proclaiming this The Holy Year of Mercy. During this time, the pope has invited not only Catholics but all people of goodwill to enter into deeper reflection on the concept of mercy. So let’s reflect a bit, through the lens of Unbound.

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0 Colombian mother’s journey of transformation

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions: eat healthy, get organized, save more, forget less. Even with the best of intentions, many resolutions fall by the wayside. If you’ve made a resolution, we want you to achieve it. Let the story of one Colombian mother’s personal transformation inspire you to succeed in your own goals for 2016.

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