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
Sinku is a handsome six-year-old boy growing up in India. He is a very active and smart boy. He likes to study Hindi and mathematics. The extra-curricular activities he participates in are singing and playing football. At home he helps his mother with household work.
Sinku lives with his mom, dad, one brother and his grandparents. His family resides in a mud house, the roof is tile and the floor is dirt. They do have access to electricity, use a mud oven for cooking, but they do not have access to a latrine in or near the home. During monsoon season his dad is able to provide for the family but he relays on unreliable day labor.
Once Sinku 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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