Before Al Nhadzar of the Philippines was sponsored at age 12, he hoped for a sponsor not only to help with his education, but to have a friend in another part of the world. Al Nhadzar, who goes by Al, found that friend in Unbound sponsor Patricia of New York.
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In preparation for the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is releasing a collection of photographs and videos of staff who served with her and the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.
See how Catholic Relief Services is helping families in Kenya with disabled children emerge from the social shadows.
CRS’s CST 101 videos bring the themes of Catholic social teaching (the Church’s collective wisdom and teaching on the values and Christian vision of a just society) to life and inspire us to put our faith into action.
A self-employed carpenter for 31 years, Mark has had to jump a lot of hurdles to get his business — and his family — to the steady place they are now. His daughter, Veronika, is sponsored through Unbound and he attributes much of the family’s economic stability to her sponsorship.
The CRS photo archive reveals decades of partnership with a faith-filled humanitarian and saint.
See how Catholic Relief Services helps young children develop to their full potential through play.
Our friends at Unbound invite you to consider sponsoring Kareem, an six-year-old boy growing up in the India. Through your sponsorship, Kareem will receive tangible support such as education and nutrition and will be a part of Unbound’s worldwide mission to end the cycle of poverty.
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.
In Guatemala, El Niño is creating dire need among farmers in an area called the Dry Corridor. Much of CRS’ work related to El Niño and climate related challenges is to help address and adapt to conditions by providing drought resistant crop seeds and preserving water.