Stories

We’re inspired by the courage and resilience of the children we work for. Read their stories here:

  • A family and a future: Ada’s story
    Ada Habibovic is such a friendly, confident little girl, it’s hard to believe the enormous challenges she’s had to face in her short life. Ada’s father abandoned her mother  before she was born. Her mother tried  to care for her by herself but struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and so the  authorities decided that […]
  • Home at last for Christmas: Maxim’s Story
    Maxim is 16 years old and has spent most of his life trapped in Ukraine’s vast and loveless network of children’s institutions. Now though, he is looking forward to celebrating Christmas in a home where he is loved. Maxim’s mother couldn’t cope with raising her children in poverty and so, when he was three, he […]
  • She is my life: Azra and Alma’s story
    Azra Čaušević is a happy, high-spirited little girl who lives with her mother, Alma, in a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Azra loves songs, she loves you to talk to her – she needs a lot of attention!” Alma says. Alma is only 19 but she knows what it takes to be a good mother. […]
  • Growing up together: Gloria’s story
    Gloria is 10 years old and the eldest of four girls. She loves to play with her younger sisters, Reveca, Elena and Maria. Without 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 […]