February 14, 2019

Former Sponsored Child Joins Pope in Rome

The book "Sharing the Wisdom of Time" by Pope Francis and Friends highlights reflections from elders across the globe, including more than 20 Unbound elders and one former sponsored child, Yenifer Morales.

Yenifer became sponsored through Unbound when she was 10 years old. Now, at 22, Yenifer is a social worker for Unbound in Colombia, where she spends her time working closely with sponsored elders and children.

Yenifer was invited to represent Unbound in Rome at the book launch event with Pope Francis. Traveling for the first time ever on an airplane, Yenifer logged more than 5,000 miles to attend the event. She participated in a panel discussion with Pope Francis, where she asked him how working on this project and hearing the stories from throughout the world affected him and changed his understanding.

Watch the video to learn more about Yenifer's journey from former sponsored child to guest panelist on stage with Pope Francis in Rome.