Mumina and family
We took the opportunity to visit Mumina and her children in their home to hear their story.
Mumina lives with her four children, Baker, Hamara, and the two youngest aged four and two. They all live in one bedroom within a small house that is shared with relatives. Mumina has sadly been widowed twice, which is not uncommon in Somalia. Her first husband died of malaria and her second husband died of diarrhoea. The family had been struggling without the support of a male breadwinner.
Orphans in Need currently sponsor Baker. Thanks to this sponsorship, Baker is a healthy and happy boy, is able to go to school full time and is doing very well. The sponsorship amount also provides food for the family.
Mumina works morning shifts on a farm to harvest vegetables while the children are looked after by Baker’s eight-year-old sister, Hamara, who is able to attend Quran School but only in the afternoon once her mum returns from the field.
Orphans in Need is planning to sponsor the rest of the family so that Mumina is able to provide the full-time love and care that her children need and so that her children can all attend school full time.
Orphans in Need currently sponsor 360 orphans in Somalia. It is just one of the countries in which our teams work to provide support to widows and orphans in need and your contributions allow us to continue providing food, medical supplies and clothing to the communities that would otherwise go without. Please give to our Orphan Sponsorship Programme today and help to give children living in poverty and the communities trapped by conflict some hope for a better future.
Just £30 a month, equivalent to £1 a day, is enough to provide an orphan child food, medical care and access to education for a stronger future. Your contributions are helping Islamic orphans receive guidance, community and the opportunity to attend Quran school whilst reassuring widows that their children are fed and cared for.
Your donations enable our teams at Orphans in Need to give the care and guidance every child deserves for the best start in life and by donating to our Global Orphan Care campaign, you can provide clothing and food parcels, treat the sick and help us to build more classrooms and homes for communities living in poverty.