My name is Rodica. I am 16 years old and I live in a village in Moldova. I am in 9th grade and my GPA is 7.00 (out of 10). I am responsible, honest, and sociable. I get along well with my classmates and I like attending different activities in school. My mother died three years ago. She suffered from an alcohol addiction and did not care for me and my sister. I was often hungry and cold. I did not feel loved or cared for. I don’t know who my father is. I have a 19-year-old sister, who lives in another city. Our relationship is rather cold, but she calls me occasionally. I had a bitter childhood. Currently, I live in a foster family, where I feel safe. I will live here for a while. I want to study a profession to become independent and earn an income. My goal is to study cooking. I will do my best to reach my goal. Your support will help me overcome my difficulties and have a decent life.