Celebrating quinceañera with CFCA

February 6, 2012 at 9:00 am 3 comments

The quinceañera, or 15th birthday, in Latin America is the day when a girl celebrates the transition from child to young woman.

Celebrating the quinceañera traditionally involves many components, including a Mass or religious ceremony, a reception and a choreographed dance, usually a waltz.

For many 15-year-olds living in poverty, however, celebrating a quinceañera is an unattainable dream. The celebration, including the dress, cake, music and food, can cost much more than families can afford.

Sponsorship can help make this dream, like so many others, become a reality.

CFCA recently invited 18 sponsored girls in El Salvador to celebrate their quinceañeras. Each girl received a beautiful, blue dress, and CFCA made arrangements for the Mass and reception afterward.

Many thanks to our talented team in Santa Ana, El Salvador, for putting this video together!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. John Goodhart  |  March 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    That is a great video! I hope that the CFCA can continue to help sponsored girls celebrate their quinceañera’s.

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  • 3. Dave Asher  |  July 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks to the cooperation of CFCA, I was able to give my sponsored friend in Guatemala a quinceañera last year. I talked with the family when Evelin was only 13, and began planning in earnest through the winter of 10-11. And in July of last year, I went to Evelin’s home for the celebration. And of course it started with mass which was followed by the party. A great time was had by all. I am blessed and eternally grateful for having been able to give this to mi ahijada.

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