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My name is Adawiya. After Hassan passed away 12 years ago, my heart was broken but I knew I had to be strong to take care of our children. Now my hope is in them. Zahra (pictured) in particular is doing really well at school. It was parents’ evening three days ago. Zahra’s teacher told me that I am doing a great job. She commented that Zahra is always presentable and prepared for class.
I am sure Hassan would be proud of her. He passed away when I was pregnant with her brother Munjed. Zahra was very little, even her older brother Yousif barely remembers his father.
During those years of violence, Hassan was one of the statistics, killed by criminals, but to me he was everything. Hassan had his own shop and we were living comfortably. He used to give us everything we need and more. I will never forget overhearing him say to the shop workers: “If orphaned children come to the shop, undercharge them”.
With Hassan gone, I was struggling and did not have any income to support our children who were now orphaned. Soon after I gave birth to Munjed, I began to bake bread at home and sell it to my neighbours. At the beginning I would go to bed hungry and scared. But as the demand grew, my earnings allowed me to support myself and my children and covered our rent. I still bake today but a lot less than before. Five years ago, my health deteriorated and I could no longer keep up with the orders so my income reduced significantly. A friend registered my family at Al-Ayn and since then all my children receive sponsorship support every month. We are looked after here. I have even received furniture for our home and my medical condition is being treated for free. I hope to be able to get better so I can work again but in the meantime I am grateful and do not feel alone.
Thank you for sponsoring children like Zahra. This Muharram, why not provide widowed women and orphaned youth with an opportunity to gain a chance at independence in the next stage of their lives?
*£600 is a figure that reflects an approximate cost which will vary depending on city, course and vocation.
We believe that when you give children the tools they need to achieve their potential, the possibilities are endless. The monthly financial support received by each eligible child is life changing. With a minimum of £55 per month, the basic needs of the child can be looked after and they are brought above the poverty line. Orphaned children, just like any other children, deserve to be given a chance. A chance to grow, a chance to discover, a chance to believe in the limitless possibilities their future can hold.
100% of your donations and sponsorship payments reach our orphaned children. We don’t deduct admin fees.