Thanks to Natalia's generous sponsor, MWB can continue to give her the emotional and physical support that Natalia needs to thrive. She attends MWB After School Program, where she receives a warm, healthy meal every weekday, as well as help with her homework. Here she has also learned to sew, which has become her favourite activity. Natalia and the other children gave some of their sewed items to the elderly and housebound adults in the community, which greatly impacted them when the elderly received their gift with tears of joy.
Since then, Natalia has seen tremendous changes in her life - and the people around her have noticed too.
I have no words to express my feelings when I see the kinds of changes in a child's life as we have seen in Natalia", said coordinator Serghei.
Serghei dedicates his time to working with children living in Palanca.
Natalia's blue eyes sparkle with joy when she talks about how MWB has changed her life. "I am the happiest girl to have found this place. I have many friends here, and I spend my afternoons in such a fun way, and I have learned many useful things. But most importantly, I found God here." Natalia joyfully exclaimed, "I also love going to church now and when we sing or put on a skit at church."
For Natalia, being a part of MWB's Child Sponsorship Program and attending the After school program gave her a home, a place to grow and be nurtured.