This is Dasha.
I met Dasha when I was on a mission trip with my church.
Currently her government only supports orphans until they reach 15 or 16 years old. There are no resources for a child once they turn 16. It’s nearly impossible to get a full time job until 18. Orphan girls are left to fend for themselves on the street and are often trafficked.
I didn't know Dasha was an orphan when I met her. I just knew she was a friendly teen who was volunteering to help run the summer camp at the local church.
Dasha lived at a place called the Oak House. The Oak House was established to provide young women with safe places live while they transition into adulthood.
Dasha and the other girls I met from the Oak House gave me a picture of the kind of hope having a place like the Oak House can provide.
Her story testifies to the powerful impact that love, support, and community can have on the trajectory of kids like Dasha.
It gave me the motivation to step out in faith to start Finally Family Homes.
I met Dasha July 18th 2017. Finally Family Homes was founded Sept 7th 2017.
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