Global Outreach

Staff Writer

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Called to Serve in Haitian Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Staff Writer on Mar 3, 2016 3:05:46 PM

The Lord has done great things for us! A young woman named Farron Horton will be going to Haiti at the end of this month for a preliminary introduction to CARITAS For Children’s ministry partners there, the Little Sisters of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus. What will hopefully follow is Farron’s eventual placement as a long-term missionary with CARITAS For Children’s Haiti child sponsorship programs this summer. It almost seems as if it was meant to be.

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Update: Child Sponsorship Programs Get Eggs for Breakfast

Posted by Staff Writer on Jan 12, 2016 2:25:58 PM

Troubled by the number of children coming to school each morning with empty stomachs, Sr. Lucy, Headmistress of St. Anthony Nursery School in Nkokonjeru, Uganda, came up with a plan. St. Anthony is one of the schools where children sponsored through CARITAS' child sponsorship programs attend. These sponsored children come from some of the families that are most in need in Nkokonjeru. CARITAS wanted to help.

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The Year in Pictures 2015 – CARITAS Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Staff Writer on Jan 7, 2016 3:35:00 PM

We had a memorable year, here are some images our staff chose that represent some significant events for CARITAS' child sponsorship programs that took place in 2015.

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Dominican Child Sponsorship Programs Helping to Educate Girls

Posted by Staff Writer on Dec 11, 2015 3:47:49 PM

Silvia Margarita lives at the Hogar Teresa Toda in the Dominican Republic. The Hogar is a residence for girls and a refuge from extreme poverty or an unsafe home environment. For some families, the Hogar is key to securing a better life and an education for their daughters. By the invitation of Sr. Josefina, the Director of the Hogar, CARITAS’ Program Administrator, Juan Urrea, had the opportunity to meet Silvia and travel along to her home in the province of San Juan.

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DR Child Sponsorship Programs Make a Difference for Girls

Posted by Staff Writer on Dec 3, 2015 11:49:00 AM

When Alondra and Casandra return home this Christmas they’ll see their mother, brothers and sister again for the two week break from school and the residence for girls where they live most of the time. Their home is a 15-foot square, two-room concrete structure in the poorest neighborhood of Azua province in the Dominican Republic. When Alondra and Casandra return to the Hogar Teresa Toda after the holidays, more than likely they will be malnourished and a few pounds lighter.

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What You Should Know if You Sponsor a Child

Posted by Staff Writer on Nov 5, 2015 4:09:00 PM

"The sponsors should know that what they are doing – it is not just a one-time sponsorship, but it is a lifelong relationship, [by] which they themselves are transforming those individuals into becoming human persons that they never would have been." That's the message Mother Anne Nasimyu, superior of the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, said she would like to convey to every CARITAS sponsor.

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Topics: Africa

Clean Drinking Water for Nkokonjeru

Posted by Staff Writer on Oct 9, 2015 1:45:00 PM

"Why is he missing school all the time?" The answer Sr. Carolyne, Program Coordinator in Uganda, gave to that question created an awareness about risks to the health of the boys and girls in CARITAS' child sponsorship programs in Nkokonjeru due to waterborne illnesses. 
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Topics: Africa

Child Sponsorship Programs Pave Way to Dream of Becoming a Nurse

Posted by Staff Writer on Sep 18, 2015 3:20:42 PM

Throughout the world, May 12 is designated as International Nurses Day (IND), recognizing nurses' contribution to humanity.

The nurses that I've met are among the most caring, thoughtful, patient people I have ever met. The memory of them is etched on my heart by the care they have provided for my family. I won't ever forget them.

Nurses who care for children who are ill are on a higher plain. When a child, who has experienced hardship herself in the very early years of life, grows up to choose a life of service, it makes one take notice.

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