Giselle was born with multiple disabilities and spent the first five years of her life ignored and neglected in a crowded orphanage in Rwanda.

When Hope and Homes for Children closed that institution, we found a wonderful foster family to care for Giselle and give her the support and encouragement she needed. Their love and dedication has transformed her life.

When Giselle left the orphanage, she couldn’t stand or use her arms. Now, this joyful little girl can pull herself up right, pack her own school bag, zip it up and put it on her back. Her foster mother, Rolette, is confident that Giselle will soon be able to walk by herself.

Our work in Rwanda and Uganda shows that all children, whatever their needs, can lead fulfilling lives if they have the chance to grow up with the love and protection of a family.


Joseph was born with cerebral palsy and abandoned as a baby. He was taken to an orphanage and spent most of the first nine years of his life, lying in a cot or on the floor, unable to move. Read more