MEET THE CHILDREN
CNCF serves thousands of children each year, all of which are
working on their very own success story.
“Only through an incredible amount of grit and sheer determination do our children lift themselves out of the poverty they were born into, overcome great adversity and thankfully for most, go on to lead heroic lives having broken the poverty cycle not only for themselves but for their families and their future generations to come. CNCF creates opportunities, it is the children themselves that do the real hard work, and who continue to inspire us in our own mission. The children are our fuel and drive, our passion to keep going.”
– Helenita Noble, CNCF CEO –
From street child to thriving manager
Christina came upon Bao* selling newspapers on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City in 1991, life was tough and friends dying from poverty related circumstances was normal life for Bao. From the day he met Christina, his life was transformed. CNCF supported him physically and emotionally and was able to continue supporting him onto a 3-year scholarship to Dublin where he studied his passion, Hospitality.
A premature baby blossoms
Finally a place to call home
When our social workers learned about the family’s desperate situation, they conducted a home visit and found that the family’s ger was very old and in danger of collapsing because of many broken roof supports and torn tarpaulin.
Thanks to the generosity of one of our donors, we were immediately able to offer this family a fully-furnished four-wall ger, and in October, the CNCF team arrived to help them build their new home. It was wonderful to see the family’s joy as their ger began to take shape.
“I always used to do my homework on the floor,” he told our team. “Now that I have a table to work at I am going to do my homework really neatly!”. This young family can now live together in warmth and safety; a massive amount of pressure has been lifted from them and they can move into the future with security and optimism.