Regina was found sleeping on a dirty cement floor in a coal warehouse where rats and cockroaches play. She had no blanket and only owned the ripped t-shirt she wore. Her mother has a mental health illness and her father passed away during the war. In 2004, Regina moved in with a foster mother, Florence, in Sinkor. Regina and Florence were connected through More than Me. Regina is now attending school through a scholarship by the organization.
Florence, her guardian, has 3 biological children and has adopted 5 other children with similar stories as Regina. Florence is single and runs a small bakery to support her family.
Regina is shy, introverted, and doesn’t speak much. When she first moved in with Florence, she would steal and skip school, pretending that she went. She showed signs of trauma, but over time, she has started playing with other children and now attends school regularly.
18 APR 2011