What was he thinking - Star of Hope founder Erik Gunnar Eriksson - that time over 40 years ago when he was holding little Paulo sick with fever close to death in his arms?
He probably did not think about changing the world at that point, his first thought was to change little Paulos world.
Paulo Barbosa is now 42 years old and the father of two boys. Paulo's boys have a father who can support them, love them and does everything in his power to make them grow up in safety to become independent, strong and responsible men.
Changing a child's world is significant, far bigger than you and I can imagine. Click on the arrow to hear Paulo, the first child Star of Hope took care of, talk about what the help from Star of Hope has meant to him.
Alone I cannot change the world; but I can change the life of one person.
As an organization we want to do even more - we want to change the world and together with you we believe we can.
Video clip of Paulo Barbosa