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Childrentitle Artiom's story

The story of a sponsored child

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Artiom is ten years old and lives in an Institution for blind children in Moldova. His parents have never shown any interest in him. When our coordinator met him she saw the impact this had: 'Asking him about his family, he answered sadly that he didn't have anyone.'

Artiom remembers feeling lonely and forgotten: 'As an abandoned child, I often ask myself why this happened to me, to be abandoned and to not have my mother and father's care. Am I worse than the kids who have parents?'

Ion, the co-ordinator enrolled Artiom in our child sponsorship programme. When he told Artiom he had a friend to support him the boy was delighted, and when he began to receive letters and gifts from his new sponsor he at last knew someone cared for him.

The difference Artiom's sponsor has made

'My sponsor is my father and mother. Through all the gifts I received from her she encouraged me to hope for a better future. She is a person who thinks about me and loves me, a person to whom I am valuable and this makes me happy. I am grateful to her, because she has a great and loving heart for me. I've begun to hope for the future.'