‘One night I had a dream and I saw white birds filling the sky. They came and carried me to the graveyard. I could see the cloak of Prophet Yusuf (as) and his face lighting up everything. One of the birds was talking to me and calling me “Mother”. Then I realised I was expecting Ahmad. It was Ramadan. Hussein passed away in Ramadan and Ahmad was conceived in Ramadan’.
Umm Hassan is just one of many widows who need your help to raise their children out of a world of poverty and uncertainty. Her story shows that when a child is orphaned, everyone, from their family right through to their community, is affected.
As well as giving access to an education, food and medical check-ups, our sponsorship scheme provides orphan families with a dedicated orphan care worker who provides much needed mental, emotional and practical support not only to the orphans themselves, but to other family members affected by the loss of a parent and spouse.