Seven-year-old Lilia Ghazaryan comes from Karahunj Village in Syunik Province. Four years ago, she lost her family—mother, father, brother, sister, aunt and cousin—in a car accident and now lives with her grandparents. Lilia likes to draw and dance; she does her best at school, and works her hardest to try and help her granny Sylva, 65, with the household.

This October, Lilia was accepted into FAR’s Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) program, meaning that she will receive an annual stipend from a U.S. family until she turns 18. The stipend helps families to cover additional living costs, including school supplies and uniforms, gas and heat, or food.

While talking about her daily routine, Lilia couldn’t help but say that her most joyful time is her birthday. “I always look forward to my birthday, August 13th,” she said with a smile.

The Ghazaryan family income totals about $280 a month, which includes the pensions of Lilia’s grandparents, Lilia’s state allowance, and the family’s poverty subsidy. More than half of that money is spent on medication for Lilia’s grandparent, both of whom have high blood pressure and heart issues. However, their pain inspires little Lilia to make a difference one day.

“I want to be a doctor, first and foremost, so that I can treat my grandmother and grandfather,” she said.