When 12-year-old Eva Caba arrived at Haven of Hope Orphanage on Feb. 19, 2018, she was uncertain. As the oldest of four siblings sent to the orphanage, she was protective of Reynilda (10), Javier (8) and Erika (6). Although life had been hard since their mother died, Eva and her siblings were apprehensive about this transition.

However, after just a few short weeks at Haven of Hope, their countenances changed. They are now beaming with a new hope that is visible in their eyes and their radiant smiles. Eva especially enjoys her Spanish language classes and dreams of becoming a teacher.

Before coming to Haven of Hope, she had no time to dream or even to play. Her mother had died of cancer, and her father was in poor health and no longer able to care for his children. Eva reports working as a kitchen helper and as an assistant salesperson at a vegetable stand. When asked what her favorite free time activities were, she responded, “washing clothing and cooking; there was no time to play.”

Eva has a deep appreciation for the opportunities offered to her and her siblings at Haven of Hope. She does not take for granted basic provisions like regular meals, adequate clothing, and education. Eva is very disciplined and has shown a great desire to learn. She does outstanding work in English class, and she impressed her teacher on the very first day with her genuine effort and willingness to answer questions, despite never having studied English before.

Haven of Hope exists to give children like Eva opportunities to recover in a loving atmosphere, to break the cycle of poverty, and to achieve their dreams. Please consider sponsoring a Haven of Hope child today and becoming part of a beautiful story of renewed hope.

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