• 15 July

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Be the One to Give this Ramadan

This month, we invite you to dramatically transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. Be the one to feed the hungry, treat the sick, clothe the orphan, shelter the poor, and defend human dignity.

The Prophet said, "The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a mujahid (warrior) who fights for Allah's Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all day."


Be the one to provide hope for those who need it most

With the arrival of Ramadan, we are given the opportunity for spiritual renewal and practical acts of empathy and compassion. This year, we approach the month with deep pain for the catastrophic suffering in Gaza, Palestine, as well as the many other areas of acute need around the world. We are committed to those in need for the long-term, providing the timely, sustainable, and effective interventions so desperately needed.

Be the one to support orphans and widows globally:

We work in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Bangladesh, India, Jammu & Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, and Sri Lanka.

As we gather for lively iftar gatherings and soothing night prayers, our thoughts also turn to the global Ummah and those who do not enjoy the same security and peace as we do. For the widows and orphans we support, Ramadan is a bittersweet month where their all-year round poverty is felt more sharply.  The challenges of poverty, debt, food insecurity and lack of safe housing comes into focus during Ramadan.

Such difficult times bring with them opportunity for us, however. We are invited to stand up and be the one to restore hope, guard their rights and protect the vulnerable from exploitation. Be the one to relieve a struggling widow from the burden of hunger, homelessness and desperation this Ramadan. Be the one to make a difference to those who need it most.

The Prophet (ﷺ) was the most generous of all the people, and he used to become more generous in Ramadan

Sahih Al Bukhari

Last year, you came together as One last year to provide almost 10 million meals to fasting communities, including 20,000 food parcels to give relief to over 100,000 people who would otherwise be burdened by hunger.

This Ramadan, show our Ummah the power of One intention for the sake of the One who created us all.

Sponsor a widowed mother and her orphaned children. Provide food, medical care and help with school fees.


Sponsor a widowed mother and her orphaned children. Provide food, medical care and help with school fees.


£45 can contribute towards clothing, medical care, education, safe drinking water, and more.


£150 can provide an orphan rescue kit.


In Numbers: One sobering reality

153 million

There are over 153 million orphan children worldwide.


By the end of the day, another 10,000 children will become orphans.

258 million

258 million women worldwide are widows, majority of whom live in extreme poverty.

Be the one to throw a lifeline to widows like Mai

When Mai Fattan found herself widowed three years ago, life took a dramatic and scary twist.

Women like her in the Shikarpur District of Sindh have few working opportunities, even those with a formal education. So, what chance did Mai have? Grief-stricken and under immense financial pressure, Mai began work cutting grass on local farms. The meagre 2-300 rupees a day this brought could scarcely cover the family's needs, and the children learnt to go without basic necessities.

Mai is one of thousands of families who received a family food parcel to cover all the family's needs for one month. The relief from hunger means Mai can save her daily wage for other essential costs in the home, safe in the knowledge food is taken care of. While our team help to find secure and permanent shelter for her and her family, Mai tells us:

The donor is like an angel for me. I wish them very good luck, and I hope Orphans in Need will grow bigger with the prayers of all the poor and needy people.

Mai Fattan

Be the one to rescue an orphan: £150

You can take a vulnerable child off the streets for good. Their new start in life will include a safe home, protective clothing and nourishing food

Be the one to Sponsor an Orphan for one year: £360

Your support for an orphan for an entire year will bring lifelong benefits. Provide shelter, food, medical care and pastoral support.

Be the one to secure a widow and her family: £750

Transform the life of a mother and her vulnerable children. This sponsorship programme will cover the costs of school fees, food...

Be the one to protect 5 orphans for one year: £1800

Provide relief to a group of orphans who would otherwise be facing poverty and the risk of exploitation. Your sponsorship will...

Be the one to care for 10 orphans for one year: £3600

Gather the dua of 10 children whose life you have uplifted. Bring security, dignity, and protection to even more orphan lives.

Be the one to build a widow home: £8000

One home for a widow and her children will secure a family’s entire future. A place of safety and refuge will include a kitchen,

Fidya: £4 per day, £120 per month

Should an able-bodied Muslim not be able to complete a day of fasting out of necessity, due to ongoing poor health, a small tax of £4 can be made for each day that a fast has been missed. This tax, known as Fidya, contributes to providing two meals to a person in need. If someone misses all the fasts of Ramadan, it would amount to £120.

Kaffarah: £240 per fast

The tax for deliberately missing or breaking a fast without a valid reason is known as Kaffarah and demands either fasting continuously for 60 further days or donating enough to feed 60 impoverished persons. Each time a fast is intentionally missed, a donation of £240 is expected to help those in need.

The UK's Leading Orphan Charity

As well as continuing to deliver our long-term projects such as our renowned Orphan Sponsorship and Global Orphan Care Programmes, our teams are currently on the field working tirelessly to deliver life-saving Food Parcels this Ramadan. At Orphans in Need, we promise to put our children first and make sure their hopes and needs are met.

We ensure we follow strict guidelines and adhere to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies at all times. We specialise in providing high-quality orphan care and education to protect them and create the next generation of doctors, nurses, engineers, teachers and future leaders that will prosper in impoverished communities.