My name is Darius. I am 14 years old and I live in Moldova. I am in 9th grade. I am a responsible, diligent and sociable young man. When I think about my family, I just remember pain. My mother struggled with alcoholism and was unemployed. My sister, Cristina, and I often went to bed hungry. My mother has two other children from her first marriage: my sister Ema (25) and Dragos (27), who now live with their father. I never felt love or care from my mother. I often missed classes and finally I dropped out of school. I found my place in the street, where I could ask for food. My mother did not care for me and she was totally absent in my life. I felt very poorly. The conditions in our house were disastrous. My sister and I felt homeless and helpless. At the age of 9, together with my sister, I was placed in a Children’s Shelter. Here I found my smile again and made new friends. My dream is to become a programmer and I need your support to realize my dream.