(International Christian Concern) – In 2000, Victoria Charbonneau left her home in Richmond, Virginia to travel to Kazakhstan with a desire to help other people. While visiting the city of Taraz, her heart broke for the 180 children she visited in an orphanage.
Determined to put her Christian faith into action, she set out to make a difference in the lives of these children. She began fundraising in the U.S. to purchase coats, boots, clothing, and even a prosthetic eye that one of the children in the orphanage needed.
Victoria was moved by the reality that a high percentage of orphans eventually turn to a life of crime, alcohol and substance abuse, and prostitution. Therefore, she founded a home for single mothers and children with disabilities. In July 2013, a single mother named Natasha and her five-year-old son became the first residents of the newly established home.
Natasha had an unrepaired cleft palate and severe scoliosis. She was always laboring for her next breath. Through Victoria’s loving efforts, Natasha was able to get her much needed operation which was generously donated by the doctors and staff of Chippenham Hospital in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia.