When the Soviet Union collapsed, the stability of Moldova toppled with it, causing the economy to fall and crime and unemployment to rise.
Through it all, the children suffered most. Millions of men and women left home to find work abroad, leaving little ones to fend for themselves. Regardless of the circumstances that caused their parents to disappear, one thing was certain: the children were alone.
These kids, many no more than toddlers, were forced to struggle for survival in any way possible. Local ADRA workers Natalia and Andrei show how Rainbow of Hope, a children’s center for these abandoned kids, offers more than just survival—they offer a home and a family.
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