ORPHAN
SPONSORSHIP

Orphan sponsorship is a vital lifeline for many vulnerable young children. All over the world, there are children who do not have the loving support of a family. Children whose only shelter is a piece of plastic sheeting or a cardboard box, living day to day with the risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Changes the lives

Our Orphan sponsorship program changes the lives of children in some of the most deprived communities in the world. With your help, we can ensure that they receive an education, food, healthcare, medical support, and the loving care that any child needs. These are the basics that millions of children are deprived of and where your contributions mean that they are looked after and given hope for the future.

What is
Child
Sponsorship

A monthly donation of $45 provides an orphan with life-changing opportunities like these:

Sponsor an Orphan and you will receive a sponsorship welcome kit containing:

  • Photo of your child
  • Child details
  • Family background
  • Education details

Every year we will receive a detailed report on the child’s education, their progress, and a handwritten letter from the child. If you wish to write to your sponsored child, we’ll make sure it is delivered to them. We can even organize visitation rights so you can meet the child face to face. This bond between you and the orphan is vital and the child will feel happy to connect with the donor that is making their life so much better.

How Orphan
Sponsorship Works

We use your donation of $45 a month to change the lives of children in some of the most deprived communities in the world. Your support means that we can ensure that they receive an education, food, healthcare, medical support and the care that any child needs. These are basics that millions of children are deprived of and where your contributions mean that they are looked after and given hope for the future.

Have Child Sponsorship Questions?

Learn more about how sponsorship works with our FAQs.

Our Orphan Sponsorship Programme costs just $45 per month or $540 a year, that’s just $1.50 a day.

We want you to know exactly where your money goes.

*Afghanistan

$45 donation= $38 to orphans, $3.34( field caseworker salary), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

*Bosnia and Herzegovina

$45 donation= $38 to orphans, $3.34( field caseworker salary), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Bangladesh

$45=$27.35 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expense, money is only used for orphans in that country), $3.65 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

$45=$27.26 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expense, money is only used for orphans in that country), $3.75 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Gambia

$45=$27.46 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expenses, money is only used for orphans in that country), $3.55 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

India

$45=$27.46 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expenses, money is only used for orphans in that country), $3.55 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Pakistan

$45=$28.51 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expenses, money is only used for orphans in that country), $2.49 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Palestine

$45=$27.76 goes to the orphan, $12.49 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expenses, money is only used for orphans in that country), $0.75 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Sierra Leone

$45=$25 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expenses, money is only used for orphans in that country), $4.12 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Somalia

$45=$26 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expenses, money is only used for orphans in that country), $3.76 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Sri Lanka

$45=$27 goes to the orphan, $10 ( in-country Orphan fund, which is used to pay for orphan medical or other unplanned expenses, money is only used for orphans in that country), $1.25 ( field caseworker salary, the cost for a field visit, and other expense), $4 (MAUSA M&E and other expenses)

Your sponsorship contribution will be used to provide the following:

Food | Shelter | Clothing | Clean Water & Sanitation | Medical Care | Education | Loving care in a family-oriented home or institution

A $4.50 of your contribution is used by MAUSA to deliver the right kind of assistance to each child and to monitor the end-use of your donation ensuring it is delivered correctly and to our standards. This is also saved as a contingency to support children whose sponsorship is ended by the donor and those who may need emergency support.

We select those children that are most in need of financial support. We do not base our decisions on gender and our decisions are based on current circumstances.

The most urgent cases take precedence. For example, age, current family support, poverty levels, current health levels of the child, and current shelter arrangements are key factors that determine the level of urgency.

Orphans that take higher precedence are those that have little or no family support, are young, suffer from medical problems, and have no shelter.

Orphan Sponsorship is a long term program that will continue until each orphan becomes self-sufficient. As long as the orphan requires help and support we will continue to support them. Our aim is to help each orphan obtain a decent education so that they can then flourish, find good stable jobs, and support themselves.

The circumstances of the orphan may change, for example, a family member may come forward and take full responsibility to look after the orphan and help feed, clothe, educate and provide shelter and most of all love. In such a situation, if we feel the orphan will be well looked after then we will phase out their sponsorship.

Orphans may also be adopted and in such a circumstance we will again evaluate and make sure all the necessary needs of the child can be fulfilled by the potential parents before we stop their sponsorship.

We will provide you the opportunity to communicate directly with your sponsored orphan by allowing you to send letters as well as organizing visitation rights so you can meet the child face to face If your orphan and guardian agrees. This bond between you and the orphan is vital and the child will feel happy to connect with the donor that is making their life so much better.

Muslim Aid USA are currently working with orphans in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Bangladesh, Gambia, India, Pakistan, Palestine (Gaza), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sri Lanka, Kenya, Mali, Syrian refugees

We often receive requests from our donors wanting to send gifts to their sponsored children. This is something we do not generally accommodate because of the associated costs with delivering the item and also because we are mindful of all of the children that we look after.

Our sponsored orphans often reside in homes or villages where there are many other poor children and orphans. For us to only deliver a gift to only a select number of orphans would make the remaining ones feel deprived. For this reason, we encourage you to donate $25 towards a gift that will go into a fund for the orphan children in the region. We will then use this amount to ensure they all receive gifts at special times of the year such as Eid