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Celebrating Holy Week in Guatemala

April 18, 2014

This week, people around the world have been celebrating Holy Week in a variety of ways. The celebrations in Guatemala are particularly colorful and fragrant. During Holy Week, families in Guatemala make carpets out of natural materials like sawdust, pine needles and flowers to line the streets for Holy Week processions. Read more about the tradition here. Do you have …
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Grass-roots approach can change story for India’s girls

April 16, 2014

By Dan Pearson, director of international programs at Unbound India can be a dangerous place to be a girl. Rape, abuse, dowry customs, child labor and infanticide are part of a tragic legacy in this country that is also full of bright minds and a rich cultural heritage. The savage gang rape of a young woman unfortunate enough to ride …
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What have the poor done for me?

April 16, 2014

By Henry Flores, director of the Unbound Communications Center in El Salvador A friend sent me a message on Facebook, which read, “Congratulations for what you do for those most in need.” This made me ask myself, “What do I do for the poor and what is it that they do for me?” What the poor do for me can’t …
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Praying for all those affected by Sunday’s attack on Jewish centers in Kansas City

April 14, 2014

By Scott Wasserman, president and CEO of Unbound As a community of peace and love, all of us at Unbound stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters affected by the violence Sunday at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom Assisted Living Center near Kansas City, just a few miles from the world headquarters of Unbound. Three innocent people …
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Guatemalan teen dreams of making school library favorite place for kids

April 14, 2014

National Library Week in the U.S. is April 13-19. People across the country are celebrating by visiting libraries, participating in events and sharing how libraries have changed their lives. To join in the celebration, we would like to share the story of Claudia, a sponsored teen from Guatemala. Claudia volunteers at a local school library and works with the children …
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Hands raised in song: A sponsor’s awareness trip reflection

April 12, 2014

Bill and Becky Costas have been sponsors since 1996. Becky works as a sign language interpreter, and in honor of Deaf Awareness Day, we would like to share her reflections on being a sponsor and participating in awareness trips. God had a plan when he gave me a heart for the deaf and the skills to work as a sign …
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Unbound supports local education center Operation Breakthrough

April 11, 2014

At Unbound we are sometimes asked whether we do anything to help children and families here in the United States. We are happy to say that the answer is “yes!” Unbound supports several U.S.-based nonprofit causes with financial contributions, volunteering and collecting supplies. Unbound has an especially close relationship with Operation Breakthrough, a child care center located in the urban …
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Benedictine College students build homes in El Salvador

April 09, 2014

Spring break brings up images of white, sandy beaches and lazy afternoons. But for a group of Benedictine College students, spring break meant long hours, sweltering heat and one week to build three homes and a latrine. By Naresli Calito, CFCA communications center assistant for El Salvador A group of 34 students from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., visited the …
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Reaching the top

April 07, 2014

By Elizabeth Alex, community outreach and media relations director In the summer of 2013, I had the chance to travel to Peru. I was constantly amazed by the sponsored friends and families we met. Here is one of their stories. It caught my eye first thing. A big pink dresser. It looked a little out of place in a humble …
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Elderly take charge of their health

April 04, 2014

By Dallas Parker, communications intern at Unbound Watching out for the health of our aging friends is extremely important to all of us here at Unbound. In partnership with Care for the Aging, a program that offers weekly blood pressure monitoring and other health care advice, 95 sponsored elderly members of our Quezon project in the Philippines obtain the medical …
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