Shima 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.
We’re inspired by the courage and resilience of the children we work for. Read their stories here:
- A new future: Shima’s story
- 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.
- 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.