Nelson Berline is a seven year old girl whose mother left her to move to the Domincan Republic. She lives with a man who cannot support her and does not provide her with daily meals, school, or healthcare.
Like many other children at IHCD, Berline’s lives in unsanitary and impoverished conditions with a stranger. Her health is predictably poor and her basic social skills undeveloped due in part to domestic abuse and social marginalization. At IHCD, she receives medical services, classical education, sanitation lessons, and free nutritious meals.