Meet Alina, an orphan from Pakistan who is so much more than just that. When she was in first-grade, a generous donor from the US started sponsoring her. She received a monthly stipend that supported her throughout her education and childhood. Yet the sponsorship meant far more than just a monthly dollar amount: it symbolized opportunity, care, and hope. She is now 20 years old, and the same generous IRUSA donor still sponsors her. (Sponsorships can continue after the age of 18 if the orphan is enrolled in a school program). Alina is completing her third year of medical school to become a physical therapist. She speaks about her dream to become a doctor with such confidence, as if it has already happened.