Don’t be fooled by her serious picture – Natasha loves to smile, especially when talking about her beloved dolls.  Since her mother died, Natasha puts extra effort into caring for them, dressing them up and even sewing dresses herself.  She promises to be there for them always, so they will never feel as lonely and forgotten by relatives who may be afraid to visit her because of her 2nd/3rd stage of HIV+.  If she is not miraculously adopted by a foreign family, Natasha will be transferred to the same institution Marat was sent originally and her orphanage director is genuinely worried about her future there.

There is no requested need for treatment for Natasha at the moment in addition to what she receives at the orphanage, but we are hoping for sponsors to brighten Yana’s life with some presents (a dollhouse, maybe?) and/or funds to buy fruits and vegetables (for the entire group) to boost her immune system.