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There are nearly 153 million orphaned children in the world.

 Many go hungry, living in dangerous conditions with no one to care for them. For orphan girls, without the necessary care and support in place, their futures are at risk. They become vulnerable to early marriages, abuse, forced labour and are often unable to go to school.

 Our Orphan Sponsorship appeal gives you the chance to support an orphan and give them the life they deserves.

 We want to help them thrive, and not just survive, because we know that when they thrive, entire nations do too.

Save a child today, by helping to care for an orphan for just £28 a month.

Orphan charity is a very special form of charity. The Prophet (saw) himself was orphaned from an early age, and because of this looks kindly on those who take the time to care for orphaned children.

 The Prophet (saw) said: “I and the caretaker of the orphan will enter Paradise together like this, raising (by way of illustration) his forefinger and middle finger jointly, leaving no space in between." (Bukhaari)

How Does Our Orphan Sponsorship Programme Work?

Our generous donors have been sponsoring orphans worldwide since the programme began. We have been able to transform the lives of countless young girls, supporting Muslim orphans and disadvantaged children in need. However, there are still so many more young orphans who remain at risk without our help. 

You really can change lives when you generously donate. Sponsoring an orphan Boy or Girl will bring great rewards to both you and the child you are supporting, making this a highly valuable, rewarding way to give charity to orphans in Islam.

  • You can sponsor an orphan for just 94 pence per day
  • We will allocate a child for orphan sponsorship based on circumstances and priority. The donor will receive full details and pictures. You can extend your sponsorship each year and will be notified when your first year comes to an end
  • The donor will be provided with regular report updates on the sponsored child’s health, education, and personal well being status.

Why Sponsor an Orphan with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust?

We are proud to work closely with the young ladies in our orphan sponsorship programme to help them reach their full potential and protect them from challenges that they might otherwise face. Underage marriage, abuse, discrimination, and poverty are all hurdles that many of us will never have to deal with, but for thousands of young girls around the world, these are very real everyday problems. Any one of these issues could force a vulnerable young girl to sacrifice her independence and education, but we are determined not to let that happen. 

With your ongoing support, we can continue to help the next generation, guiding them through education and towards a brighter future. You can help us transform lives through our orphan girl sponsorship programme from as little as £28. 

Together We Can End Poverty 

The commitment you make through child sponsorship enables us to make a commitment of our own to the disadvantaged communities we support. A reliable, long-term source of support is vital to help meet our overall aim - to end poverty. In the months and years ahead, child sponsorship will give you living proof that we really can achieve change together. Our projects on the ground are supported by Al Mustafa Welfare Trust's work at a national and international level, benefitting not only the child you are sponsoring but many, many more. 

Children Love Getting Letters 

Please write to the child you are sponsoring. Children love to receive letters from their 'friend overseas' and they certainly have fun writing back. Whether they write from home or from school, it's an experience they can learn from and enjoy. 

Visits are Possible 

Feeling adventurous? One of the most rewarding things you can do is to go out and meet the child you are sponsoring. This can mean travelling to a place where few tourists visit and it takes a fair bit of organising, but we can help you to do this. In fact, we’d love to help you arrange a visit! It's normally sensible to allow a minimum of three months to make the necessary checks, get visas, organise travel and make arrangements with the child and their family. So, if you think you might like to take a trip, get in touch and we can start making plans. 

There’s So Much More You Can Do 

Orphan sponsorship can be just the start of your involvement with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust. We can ensure you gain a real insight into the causes of poverty, the solutions that really do work, and other things that you can do to help end poverty for the child you are sponsoring. 

Our one-to-one sponsorship scheme supports hundreds of orphans in seven countries around the world, including Pakistan, Kashmir, Palestine, India, Somalia, and Bangladesh. You can sponsor an orphan child in Pakistan, support Muslim orphans in Palestine, or sponsor an orphan in Africa; these are all highly rewarding ways to help children worldwide. Whether you want to sponsor an orphan in Pakistan or help to fund an orphanage in Somalia, we are well equipped to help your donation reach young people in need. 

The programme provides regular support for the orphans’ basic needs:

When you sponsor an orphan, you will receive an allocation pack and annual feedback as detailed below:

Global Orphan Girl Facts


Young girls under 18 have experienced rape or other forms of sexual violence.

1 in 7

Marries before they reach the age of 15


Underage girls marry each year, many as young as 8

1 in 5

Globally girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, violence and discrimination


Girls across the world are out of school

What are the Benefits of Sponsoring an Orphan in Islam?

A Healthy Start in Life

We help communities to develop the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to provide proper care for mothers and babies - before, during and after birth.


We work to make sure that children can attend safe, healthy and stimulating schools - staffed by competent teachers and stocked with plenty of books. We provide a high-quality education with the aim of encouraging each child to achieve their dreams. With our orphan sponsorship programme, education is compulsory.

Participation in Community Life

We help children and families to claim their rights and voice their concerns, even as high as government level, through lobbying and discussions with decision-makers.

Protection from Abuse and Neglect

We help children to grow up with the skills and knowledge they need to protect themselves from violence and mistreatment - by the law, the state, their family, and the local community.

Help in Times of Crisis

We support children who find themselves caught up in disasters and work tirelessly to reduce risks and help people prepare for the worst - before it's too late.

Sponsor an Orphan Today

Orphan sponsorship in Islam is highly rewarded and extremely beneficial for both the donor and the recipient child. Please donate to orphans in need and help us support these disadvantaged young girls today.

“Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he gives to the poor, the orphan and the wayfarer.”


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