Orphan

The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan will be in paradise together like this,” reports Al-Bukhari, describing the motion as raising his forefinger and middle finger together.

Orphan

Islamic Relief Offers Two Special Programs to Help Orphans Around the World:

ORPHAN FAMILY SUPPORT

An effective program that gives you the means to help orphans and their families by investing in programs that provide livelihood opportunities, education, health care, and more. You decide how much you want to donate, how often, and when. LEARN MORE HERE >>

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP

Invest in sponsoring one orphan and his or her family, and help provide access to essentials like food, financial stipends, or health care for a full year. Select from three predetermined donation categories to get your giving underway. LEARN MORE HERE >>

ORPHAN FAMILY SUPPORT

Orphan Family Support means you help uplift an orphan and his or her family into self-reliance and independence by giving them the tools they need to thrive! What’s more: The family gets the medical and psychological support they need, all while building a sustainable living so that they can break the chains of poverty, and rely on themselves for years beyond what a traditional sponsorship would offer. And donations toward Orphan Support are flexible—you can offer support whenever you’re ready, and as often as you like.

Join the thousands of dedicated, caring humanitarians who are caring for orphans today! In Gaza, Palestine, our donors’ support focuses on education and vocational training, along with monthly financial support. For just over $2/day ($800/year), you can give an orphan and her entire family tools they can use to thrive — for life!

In our Bangladesh program, all of the school-age orphans are attending school, and all of their guardians — often widowed mothers — have received training and started businesses so they can support their children on their own. This gives them the incredible gift of self-sufficiency. Local staff report that many of them are breaking free of the cycle of poverty.

Of course, every country is different, and, sometimes, programs for orphans are customized to meet particular conditions. For details, please connect with us at 1-855-447-1001 or orphansupport@irusa.org.

ORPHAN FAMILY SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE IN:

 

Afghanistan

Albania

Bangladesh

Bosnia

Chad

Chechnya

Ethiopia

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Jordan

Kenya

Kosovo

Lebanon

Malawi

Mali

Niger

Pakistan

Palestine refugees*

Somalia*

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Syria refugees*

Tunisia

Yemen

* Orphans may be refugees in neighboring countries depending on need. Please note that Islamic Relief USA reserves the right to allocate your donation where it is needed most if your preferred request cannot be met.

Annual Orphan Sponsorship

More than 60,000 orphans currently sponsored by the global Islamic Relief community masha’Allah!
Full annual sponsorship costs between $43 and $65 a month—just about $1.50 to $2 a day, less than the price of a cup of coffee. A sponsor’s support helps cover essential needs, like food, clothing, health care, and education. Of course, every country is different, and, sometimes, programs for orphans are customized to meet particular conditions.

URGENT APPEAL
Orphans in these countries are in desperate need of sponsors like you—we’ve gotten very low response to help orphans here. Please consider this as you set up your sponsorships:

  • Somalia
  • Chechnya
  • Afghanistan
  • Chad
  • Ethiopia
  • Jordan
  • Niger

HERE’S THE SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES

$43/month | $516/year

  • Bangladesh
  • Chad
  • Chechnya
  • Ethiopia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Somalia*
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Yemen**

$49/month | $588/year

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Niger
  • Pakistan
  • Tunisia

$65/month | $780/year

  • Bosnia
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Palestinian orphans living in Lebanon and Jordan * / **
  • Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey *

*Please note: Orphans originally from these countries may currently be living as refugees in neighboring countries depending on need. 

**Please note: Reports for these orphans may have an added delay of six to eight weeks due to the high volume in requests. We appreciate your patience. 

More information about our annual orphan sponsorship program is available in our orphan policy statement. Questions or feedback? Connect with us at 1-855-447-1001 or orphansupport@irusa.org.

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