Every widowed mother wishes to feed her children. Donate Iftar and Suhoor food parcels for Ramadan. For hundreds of thousands of orphan and widowed families who have lost the breadwinner of their house, either in an accident, to sickness or a disease, or as a result of conflict, our food parcel becomes their lifeline.
If it wasn’t bad enough dealing with the loss of a loved one, widows are illtreated, often abused and taken advantage of, and because of their status their children are also subjected to the same treatment. Without an income or any financial support, widowed women are unable to feed their orphan children.
For just £30 you can feed a family of five for an entire month, that’s less than your average weekly food bill.
Orphans in Need relies on your generosity to provide food parcels to widows and orphans to help relieve some of their hardships. We deliver support to 15 of the most impoverished countries in the world including Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan, Kashmir and Sri Lanka. Last year, your donations meant we were able to provide over 8 million meals to needy widows and orphans, and with your help we aim to provide 10 million meals this year.
The pandemic has doubled the amount of people suffering from acute hunger, that’s 272 million people, and until it is safe for our orphans and widows, we will be continuing to give hygiene kits with every food parcel donated.
Each food parcel generally contains rice, flour, oil, lentils, pulses, spices, tea, sugar, vegetables, dates, soap and sanitation products. In addition, we make sure that all the produce is sourced locally with a focus on nutritional benefit and longevity. Not only will you be helping vulnerable widows and orphans, but your support will help local economies prosper.
Help us feed the fasting.
Orphans are supported across the world's poorest countries.
Of the most impoverished countries that we work in worldwide.
Orphans are sponsored each year across 14 different countries.
Ibtesam Altarabilsy lives in North Gaza-Beit Lahia in Palestine with his mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Ibtesam was attending school before receiving sponsorship but now due to your support Ibtesam is doing very well and is studying at university.”
As part of our visit to Sierra Leone we spoke to many children in the hope of finding out more about the lives of orphans in Freetown. We asked the usual questions about their favourite subjects, their hobbies and what they want to be when they grow up.
Yusupha is the mother of 4 children. Yusupha’s husband passed away in 2015 from a stroke after this, she became a widow and her children became orphans. Because there was now no sole breadwinner in the family, Yusupha struggled to provide food. Her daily income only carried the family through a day or two at most.