When we meet young people in Russia, they are often shocked to hear that it is supporters in the UK that have donated the money for them to receive some of the support they do. This isn’t something they are used to as they have often experienced segregation by those in their closest communities. A small piece of research in 2007 in Moscow found that 99.9% of people thought that orphans were ‘not my problem’ (1). While these attitudes are slowly changing, orphans and orphanage leavers still face significant discrimination today. So, in the context these young people live in, knowing they are receiving support from an international community is an incredible gesture of love, support and care.