Sponsor an orphan
“I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them close together. (Bukhari)
There are an estimated 153 million orphans worldwide, with around 5,700 more children becoming orphans, every day. As the most vulnerable members of society, they often face hunger, disease, exploitation and extreme cycles of poverty they will never break out of.
Your sponsorship will help to give a child the opportunity all children deserve – a chance to be healthy, protected, and educated.
Our Little Human Appeal programme helps you to support an orphan in a big way. That’s because we offer one-to-one sponsorship, which means you really can change the world for a little one.
You can choose to sponsor an specific child listed on our website, or you can offer your sponsorship without restriction, and we’ll assign the child who most urgently needs support. In both cases, your sponsorship will truly help to change a life.
Why sponsor through Human Appeal?
We’ve been helping supporters to sponsor orphans for 29 years. Currently, our supporters are sponsoring 12,000 orphans across eight countries. We’ve witnessed how one sponsors can change a whole future, and we’ve developed a programme that puts the child’s needs first. All our work is overseen by our child protection specialist, who ensures that children are never put at further risk.
In order to qualify for child sponsorship, an orphaned child must remain in school, which safeguards their right to an education and a future, and helps to give them the tools to support themselves once they become young adults in the world.
Child protection: the safest place for your orphan sponsorship
Our number one priority in all our work is protecting the rights, dignity and safety of the people we support. Human Appeal has vigorous checks, measures, and policies to ensure that all children and vulnerable people that we work with are protected from harm.
We have designated child protection coordinators, who ensure that our Child Protection Policy is followed in every country we work in, that children are protected, and that any complaints are reported and escalated.
When hiring employees who may be around children, we always check their references, criminal record, background, and history. Our country staff are never alone with a child, and must seek parental permission for all interactions. We only photograph children for professional reporting, and with the permission of a parent or guardian.
When working with third party partners, we require them to devise a Child Protection Policy that is in line with our stringent measures, and we carry out regular checks and visits on their operations.
All visitors, volunteers, and fundraisers going to the field are required to sign our Child Protection Statement, and they are never left alone with a child.
What to expect when you sponsor an orphan
As soon as you sign up to be a sponsor, we’ll send you a welcome pack with a photo of the child you’re sponsoring and their story, which you should receive within 14 days. This is just the start of the journey.
You will start receiving annual handwritten messages and/or drawings from your child, telling you about their daily life, interests, milestones and achievements. You will also receive detailed updates from our local staff who work in their community, so you can watch your little one grow and thrive year after year.
Follow the footsteps of the Messenger (PBUH) - care for the most vulnerable children among us and reap the blessings in the hereafter.
Sponsor a child today