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. Orphans desperately need our help.
Our Little Human Appeal programme enables 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.
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.
There’s nothing more eternally rewarding than sponsoring an orphan. So, what are you waiting for? Start changing the world for a little one, today.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “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.In Islam, sponsoring an orphaned child is one of the most righteous deeds a Muslim can perform.
You can sponsor a child in any one of the nine countries we work in, which ensures your child will live in a safe, healthy and loving environment and have nutritious food, clean water, health care, shelter and education – all for just £35 a month or £420 a year.
As well as choosing the country you would like to sponsor an orphan in, you can also choose their age and gender, or simply leave it to our specialist team to decide the communities and children in greatest need around the world.
Together, we can make a big difference through Little Human Appeal. Last year alone, we sponsored 11,959 orphans across nine countries. This year, with your help, we can sponsor even more.
Protecting little humans
Human Appeal believes all children have a right to personal dignity and protection from abuse and we recognise our special duty of care to safeguard children within our orphan sponsorship programme.
We train our staff how to respond to situations of child abuse, and our Child Protection Policy is in place to safeguard children against maltreatment and prevent any impairment of their health or development, ensuring they grow up in safe, effective environments.