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Orphan family sponsorship

Sponsor an orphan family today

£169 per month

⚠️ Nothing to donate - please add at least one entry!

Every child deserves the best start in life: a happy home, a safe place to play and access to quality education, medical care, and nutrition.

Currently 1 in 5 children do not have access to these simple necessities and rights.

Lots of families across the globe are suffering severe poverty. Parents struggle to feed their children, and often do not know where their next meal is coming from. Many cannot afford healthcare for their children, or the cost of books and other equipment needed for them to go to school.

The cost-of-living crisis has exacerbated these issues for many who were already struggling with everyday life. 

With  no opportunities to work, they are unable to break free from the spiralling cycle of poverty in which they are trapped.

Challenges orphan children are facing

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100 million

children are orphans worldwide (UNICEF)

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5,700 children become orphans every day

Due to war, natural disaster, poverty, disease, stigma and medical needs

Islamic Relief’s Family Sponsorship Programme

Islamic Relief’s Family Sponsorship Programme is a lifeline for struggling families across ten countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kosovo, Mali, Somalia, Palestine, Pakistan, Syria, Turkiye.

For just £169 a month, you can help entire orphaned and vulnerable families meet their essential needs. 

Your monthly donation is given directly to the head of the family, where there are a minimum of three orphan children. A mother, grand parent, or carer will receive the funds, to help them cover the basic needs of the family. 

We believe that each family knows best what they require, and we aim to help meet their basic needs so they can live more of a dignified life.

Together we are building stronger families, with our innovative solutions we are reaching out to those in need, strengthening communities and building skills and resilience – improving the chances of bright futures for orphaned and vulnerable families.

Sponsor an orphan family today and help them out of poverty.

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Why sponsor an orphan family with Islamic Relief

Our programme began in 1986 and has since been  a beacon of hope for tens of thousands of children, having supported 85,595 orphans across 27 countries across the globe.

Our programme is well-established, and we have a wealth of knowledge and experience around supporting orphans and their families in the best way possible.

High standards 

We ensure the following procedures in our sponsorship programme, to maintain transparency, fairness and high-standards and so that orphans and their families are provided with the highest level of care.

  • Every sponsored child is assigned a dedicated field officer who ensures their welfare and provides an annual report beneficial for individual donors. 
  • The project also includes monitoring of sponsored families, guaranteeing that they receive all advantages of sponsorship, including essential health checks, education and housing assessments, and improvements when possible.
  • We ensure that those most in need receive support: each country office has its own scoring system which assesses the situation of the child’s family based on certain criteria, such as housing conditions, income and health.
  • Regular safeguarding training for Islamic Relief staff across the globe. 

At Islamic Relief, we don’t believe in simply providing one-off care to support children and orphans in need. Instead, we invest in their future and provide long-term support for their families, carers, and local communities to provide long-lasting, safe sustainable solutions to poverty and inequality.

Sponsor an orphan family today

£169 per month

⚠️ Nothing to donate - please add at least one entry!

Importance of supporting orphan children in Islam

Helping to care for orphans and vulnerable children is a duty for Muslims. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) emphasised the status of orphans, and the importance of fulfilling their needs. 

We are inspired by the status Islam places on vulnerable orphans, it stands as the perfect means for carrying out the Prophetic guidance.

They ask you, [O Muhammad], what they should spend [in charity]. Say, “Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveller. And whatever you do of good - indeed Allah is knowing of it

Qur’an | Al-Baqarah:215

Children are a gift from Allah, and a trust, or Amanah – to be cared for and nurtured in the best possible way.

…the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise…

Hadith | Sahih al-Bukhari

Family Sponsorship FAQs

Here’s a list of frequently asked questions that you can use for further information on our Family Sponsorship Programme.

For any specific queries, you can contact our supporter care team on 020 7593 3232 or send an enquiry online.

General family sponsorship questions

Financial and payment questions

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