Ioana was abandoned by both of her parents. After her mother left their family with another man, her father gave up on caring for his five children. He left Romania completely, leaving the children on their own.
In normal circumstances, Ioana was left in a dire situation. She may have spent much of her life begging on the streets. She might have entered a government institution, where she would have been neglected due to the large number of children needing care. She might have faced starvation.
Fortunately, this was not the case for Ioana and one of her sisters. A Kidstown supported children’s home was able to take her and her sister in. There she not only had a place to live, but a new family that loved and supported her. They hope to eventually be able to support her other siblings as well.
Now she is cared for by people who are concerned for her health, wellness, and success. Despite her difficult past, she now has the chance to do what she wants to with her life, and give back to her community. She now has the chance to get an education and have hope for the future.
Ioana is sponsored by a Kidstown supporter. Knowing that someone across the world is invested in her life brings her joy – something she rarely had in the past.
Thanks to our sponsors and donors, we are are able to give children hope. If you’re interested, there are many ways you can support Kidstown!