Unbound (nonprofit)

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • This fall, we’re exploring the realities of housing for families around the world through blog posts, social media and print publications. In the latest edition of Impact, you’ll read about families in Medellin, Colombia, who live in precarious homes so far up steep hills that their main form of transportation is a cable car. You’ll also learn about how housing […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • Every path out of poverty is lined with obstacles. Damaris’ journey has been extraordinarily difficult. Most sponsored children need additional support to help them continue their studies past primary school. For Damaris, it took sponsorship support and her willingness to work while attending school to afford her living and education expenses. She spent her childhood moving between unstable home s...

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • A few times a year, the 180-member staff of our headquarters in Kansas City is privileged to welcome some of the greatest leaders in Unbound — our program coordinators from the countries where we work. Recently, three coordinators from Latin America joined us to share, learn and collaborate. They each came prepared to share unique aspects of the program in […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • The legendary college basketball coach John Wooden said, “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” Coach Wooden would likely have enjoyed what took place on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 14 at Unbound’s headquarters in Kansas City, when three of Unbound’s Latin America program coordinators shared what they’ve learned from the families they serve. The occasion […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • Unbound is thrilled to be a charity partner for the Hospital Hill Run in Kansas City, Mo., on June 2-3, 2017, and we want you to join in the fun. Sign up to become an Unbound Trailblazer at Unbound.org/trailblazers and you’ll receive a special discount code to use when registering for the 5K, 10K or half-marathon race on the Hospital Hill Run website. Unbound Trailblazers are runners, walkers, c...

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • Ever wonder how your letters are delivered to your sponsored friend? Or why it can take a long time to get a reply? Follow along to see how a letter makes its way from an Unbound sponsor in the United States to her sponsored child in the Philippines. You’ll discover just how many people in the Unbound community work to make sure messages of encouragement and hope are delivered to sponsored childre...

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • With Unbound, your youth group can raise money while helping families living in poverty. Unbound Sponsor Outreach Specialist Xander Jobe explains how our Raise Funds, Raise Hope program works and why it’s a great option for your youth group. Visit unbound.org/youth to get involved today.

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • Poverty looks different across countries and regions. What comes easily for one family might be a great struggle for another. From climate to landscape to politics, the conditions of where one lives have a huge, and widely varying, impact on their lives. In upcoming publications, we’re taking a look at the realities of poverty around the Unbound world to get […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • When Edwin was sponsored through Unbound in Costa Rica at 8 years old, he probably never thought he’d have the opportunity to go to college. He and his family faced challenges that would have made getting an education difficult. “My life was very complicated because sometimes we did not have money to buy food, school supplies or other basic needs,” […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • Father Stanley Francis Rother served in Guatemala at the mission in Santiago Atitlan starting in 1968. As the Guatemalan civil war raged between military and guerilla forces, the Catholic Church became a target. Determined to stay with the people, Father Stan remained in Guatemala and was murdered in July 1981. Unbound’s co-founder Bob Hentzen met Father Stan while working in […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • By Corie Rast, social media coordinator Nearly every weekday for the past 13 months, I’ve driven to my job at Unbound in Kansas City, Kansas, sipping on coffee and cycling through my regular stress points: “Ugh, I hope it’s not freezing in the office today.” “Kinda bummed I only have these leftovers for lunch. I just have … too much […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • Mothers across the world are unlocking their entrepreneurial spirit of with support from Unbound’s sponsorship program. Margaret, Mariam and Jane, three women from Kenya, have explored opportunities to get ahead through agriculture. For Margaret and Jane, small loans from their Unbound mothers group helped them make their livelihoods a reality. Mothers groups comprise parents of sponsored children...

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • On September 13, at our HQ in Kansas City, Kansas, we’ll be broadcasting our Global Insight Series on Facebook Live! Unbound program coordinators Hugo Plaza Beltran of Bolivia, Chico Chavajay of Guatemala and Manuel Pineda of Honduras will be answering questions about how the Unbound program works in each of their countries. They understand deeply the joys and challenges of […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • In the United States, Labor Day is meant to celebrate the contributions of workers toward the success and prosperity of the country. It’s a day to rest and say thanks for all their hard work. Unbound communities are also full of hard workers, from moms and social workers to group leaders and scholars. According to former Unbound scholar Helen from […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • We’re hosting a variety of events in Omaha, Nebraska from September 15-17. Check out the details below, and pick a day to come see us if you’re in the area! Global Insight Series Friday, Sept. 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St., Omaha, NE 68106 Join us for an evening of discovery with Unbound’s program coordinators […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • When you become an Unbound Trailblazer, you join the fight against poverty by setting exercise goals and raising funds for a young person’s education. You could be the reason someone finishes their degree, lands their first job or fulfills their dream. Learn how you can step up and challenge poverty at UnboundTrailblazers.org! Twitter: @unboundorg Instagram: @unboundorg Facebook: /sponsorachild

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • By Larry Livingston, senior writer/editor Last week a group of Catholic priests who travel around the country to preach on behalf of Unbound were at our headquarters in Kansas City for their annual conference. Every summer they join together as a community for a few days of learning and fellowship, and to share stories of their adventures traveling to parishes […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • For college students, summers are often a time for continued learning through internships. And this summer was a special one at Unbound, as one of our eager, talented student interns was Selica Piloy, a former sponsored child who now attends Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, just a few hours’ drive from our headquarters in Kansas City. Selica brought her international […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • By Jessica Wooden, online children coordinator and Unbound Trailblazer I still remember Christmas of 1998, when I was 5 years old. I came into the living room of my grandparents’ house and there it was. A new bike. The handlebars had a foam cover, adorned with grapes. The paint was a shimmering purple. It was beautiful and, more than anything, […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • To celebrate the U.N.-sponsored World Humanitarian Day Aug. 19, Unbound is highlighting inspiring members of our global community who’ve overcome obstacles to help others. Carmen is from El Salvador and works for Unbound as a social worker in 11 communities in Santa Ana, with more than 200 sponsored children and their families. She started with Unbound seven years ago, learning […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • By Corbett McKinney, student intern To celebrate the U.N.-sponsored World Humanitarian Day Aug. 19, Unbound is highlighting inspiring members of our global community who’ve overcome obstacles to help others. In Peru, a tenacious mother named Sonia helps others by participating in the local Family Defense group, organized through our program in Lima. Living in a rocky, dusty city south of […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • As government security forces clash with protestors and inflation continues to rise, tension and economic instability in Venezuela are escalating rapidly. The 3,500 families Unbound serves in Venezuela face the daily hardships of food scarcity, transportation interruptions and power outages. Our program in Venezuela is based in Barquisimeto, a city of more than 800,000 residents located 225 miles ...

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • The U.N. has designated Aug. 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. According to Dictionary.com, indigenous means “originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country.” In simple terms, an indigenous person is one whose ancestry is based in the country and region in which they are born. According to the U.N., there are an estimated 370 million […]

Unbound (nonprofit)
Unbound (nonprofit)
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  • Unbound’s Global Insight Series: Latin America Join us at our Kansas City headquarters on September 13 for an evening of discovery with Unbound’s program coordinators from Bolivia, Guatemala and Honduras. They’ll share insights on our programs, with stories on the challenges families in their regions face and how sponsorship benefits are customized for each family. Global Insight Series: Latin Ame...

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