My name is Nelly and I am 17 years old. I live in Moldova. I am a 2nd year student at the Professional School where I study cooking. I come from a socially vulnerable and poor family. My mother struggled with alcoholism. She didn’t work, she had no stability, and she didn’t care about her children. In my family, I was physically, verbally and emotionally abused. I was always hungry, and family quarrels were frequent. During one quarrel, I was accidentally hit on the head with a bottle. I was hospitalized and underwent a surgery. After this incident, the authorities reported the case and I was placed in a Children’s Shelter. I was seven years old at that time. At the Children’s Shelter, I began to dream beautiful dreams, to talk with other children and my life took another turn. My great desire is to be a good mother and wife, and to study to become a professional cook. I hope I will restore my life. You can help me and make my dream come true.