When “Rich” was born with disabilities, his mother dropped him off at the home for children like that. He was taken in by another family, who later returned him to the institution. Many parents in Kyrgyzstan are overwhelmed by the thought of raising a child who will always need to be cared for. Rich has also showed signs of trauma and has not always been easy to live and work with. However, his involvement with CDI’s education program has made a difference. Rich has learned to read simple texts and do basic math. He has grown in interpersonal skills, and he always takes part in holiday performances at the children’s home. Rich’s grandfather has taken an interest in him, and now Rich lives with him part of the time. One of CDI’s desires is to help families care for their children with disabilities, and we are so glad to see the growth in Rich.