Poverty, war and other circumstances often leave children without parental support. You can make a difference.
Orphans hold a special place in the hearts of humanitarians. By their nature, children are vulnerable. The loss of a guardian leads to loss in opportunities, resources and much-needed support. Children who lose one or more parent often miss school, struggle with food insecurity and lack proper clothing.
The need for orphan support is tremendous. The number of orphans in the world outnumber the entire population of Russia. The number of children living in orphanages or on the street is larger than the population of Guatemala. Roughly 3.5 times more children become orphaned each year than there are football players in all NFL teams combined — nearly 500,000 more per year than the population of Bahrain.
At Baitulmaal, we believe being losing a parent should not deprive a child of food, clothing and shelter or sentence a child to a life of endless poverty. This belief drives us to provide support for institutions helping orphans sustain their lives and support their development.
If you also believe that orphans have as much as right to life-sustaining resources as children with both parents, then donate generously to our orphan support fund.
Without the generous financial contributions from donors like you, we would not be able to provide the food, clothing, shelter and other support to orphans in need around the world.
Below are orphan support projects you can support.
Facts about Orphans
- 153 million children have been orphaned worldwide
- 18 million orphans live in orphanages or on the streets
- 14.5 million orphans age out unadopted every year
- 2.1 million children become orphans each year (5,760 every day)
- 1 million children have been separated from families due to armed conflict in the past 10 years