When Ivo was born, his family had nowhere permanent to live and no income. Without help, his mother, Tatyana, thought she might have to leave her son in an orphanage.
We’re inspired by the courage and resilience of the children we work for. Read their stories here:
- “Without help, I would not have been able to keep my son.” Ivo’s story
- “He will make you smile more than he will make you cry:” Georgi’s storyPetya and Ivan Petrovi had spent years longing for a second child. But when their son, Georgi, was born in October 2012, the midwives and doctors at the hospital behaved as if something terrible had happened.
- A new future: Shima’s storyShima was born with multiple disabilities and abandoned as a baby. He spent the first years of his life alone in a cot in a loveless orphanage.
- She is my life: Azra and Alma’s storyAzra Čaušević is a happy, high-spirited little girl who lives with her mother, Alma, in a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Growing up together: Gloria’s storyWithout the support of Hope and Homes for Children though, it’s very likely that Gloria and her sisters would now be living in an orphanage, separated from each other and from their mother, Rada.
- Home at last for Christmas: Maxim’s StoryMaxim is 16 years old and has spent most of his life trapped in Ukraine’s vast and loveless network of children’s institutions.