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As temperatures plummet here in the UK, the harsh onset of Winter brings a much more bitter challenge to vulnerable communities around the world. Inadequate shelter offers little protection from the icy temperatures, with children and the elderly suffering the worst. For those who suffer from poor health and struggle to access medical care, Winter worsens existing mental and physical conditions.

The widows we support find that earning a livelihood becomes gruelling or even impossible when the frost settles on the ground and dark nights come earlier. Orphaned children in their icy homes struggle through the temperatures at night and the journey to school in the day.

Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab referred to winter as an ‘enemy’ that was swift to arrive but slow to leave. As the Amir of the Muslims, he encouraged the Ummah to prepare for it before its arrival. How can we help those already stricken by poverty to prepare against the challenges of Winter?

Together, there are many ways we can bring a warm hand of comfort through provisions to fight the worst of the Winter’s chill. Our Winter Support Kits are designed to ensure the neediest communities are given winter clothing, blankets, heated homes, warm nutritious meals and the building of warm, secure homes for widows and orphans. 

Give Today and Protect the Future of Children in Need

We provide several options for giving to make it easier for our donors.

£25 can provide a Winter Relief Kit for an orphan (includes a blanket, hat, scarf, gloves and an insulated coat)

£30 can provide one Food Pack to feed a widowed family of five for a month.

£60 can provide a Winter Relief Kit (includes clothing, blankets, and food to feed a family for one month)

£150 can provide heating at an orphanage for a whole month.

£200 can provide Emergency Medical Care & Hospital Support this winter.

£300 can provide winter clothing, blankets and food for 5 families for a whole month.

£7,200 builds a widow and her orphaned children a safe home

Vulnerable lives are at risk, and this year, your help is needed more than ever.

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A Touch of Warmth for Orphan Jahan

10-year-old orphan Jahan Ara lives in the District of Sunsara, Nepal with her mother and her older sister, Fatima.

Though life is difficult through the entire year, Winter is the most difficult to survive. “Since my father died, life has been a big struggle. During winter, my mum struggles with us even more. It’s harder to get to school and home is always cold at night, we can’t warm up. Her depression gets even worse during this season, and her grief is much harder for her to cope with.”

Both Jahan and Fatima are sponsored by Orphans in Need and through this assistance, manage to continue with their education and enjoy basic security. “Since we got support, we can finally look forward to warm food in the evenings now. My sister and I love our cosy winter blankets which make the nights so much easier. After a hot dinner and proper rest at night, I can concentrate much better at school. Fatima and I go in with our new winter coats too, which we both love!”

Please donate to those suffering this Winter and help us provide the support that will save lives.

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Orphans are supported each year across 14 different countries

11 million

Over 11 million meals are delivered to needy orphans and widows each year


Over 100,000 orphans and widows are supported each winter

This is Ibtesam Altarabilsy

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.”

This is Daddy Mammy Coker

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.

This is Yusupha

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.

Providing a safer future for Widows and Orphans in need

To make it easier for you to donate we provide the option for one-off £30 donations or monthly recurring £30 donations that allow us to better plan for providing future support. Donors can also provide a one-off donation of £360 (less than a £1 a day) that will ensure a family in need is given food parcel support for an entire year (12 months).