The Mihăescus are a family with 5 children, ages 1 to 16. When we met them, in March 2021, they were at risk of losing their children
Tag: keeping families together
For every two Covid deaths, one child becomes a covid orphan. As countries plan their recovery from Covid, vulnerable children are being forgotten.
Esmeralda feared that her six children would be put in an orphanage when she took them and fled from her abusive husband. We worked with them to find a home where they would rebuild their lives.
Galina was desperate to escape her abusive marriage. But she knew that if she left with nowhere to go, her son Ivan would be at risk of being sent to an orphanage.
When Covid hit, strict lockdown measures meant Valerie could no longer go to work. A Community Volunteer discovered that Valerie had no money left for food or water, and alerted our team who co-ordinated emergency support for her family.
Dilip was in danger of being separated from his big sister, Munni, and sent to an orphanage. Now, they have the support they need to stay together.
“One day I would like to be an engineer,” Jacinta says with a grin. But not long ago, she had to drop out of school to earn money to help her family make ends meet.