Sponsor An Orphan
At Al-Ayn, sponsoring an orphan goes a long way.
Why You Should Sponsor
We believe that when you give children the tools they need to achieve their potential, the possibilities are endless. The monthly financial support received by each eligible child is life-changing. With a minimum of $100 per month, the basic needs of the child can be looked after and they are brought above the poverty line. Orphaned children, just like any other children, deserve to be given a chance. A chance to grow, a chance to discover, a chance to believe in the limitless possibilities their future can hold.
Did You Know?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I contact the child or meet them directly?
Direct contact is not permitted. However, Al-Ayn can facilitate a visit between the sponsor and the child at the child’s local Al-Ayn office, subject to the approval of the orphaned child and their guardian.
How much notice do I need to give to end my sponsorship?
We kindly request four months notice, to allow enough time to find an alternative sponsor.
How does group sponsorship work?
How is the Sponsorship Aid distributed?
Mothers (or the guardians) of the orphaned children visit their local Al-Ayn (Iraq) branch on a monthly basis in order to collect their financial aid. Collection points are designed to mimic a bank which allows the payments to be received in a professional manner where privacy is respected.
Children are encouraged to play in the play area or pick a toy from the Al-Ayn Toy Shop during this process.
This is especially important to Al-Ayn, as it allows checks to be made on the child, and the mother is able to communicate any issues or requests she may have.
In addition to the monthly allowances, orphaned children benefit from access to medical care, educational support, psychological rehabilitation where needed, and other programmes tailored to their needs.
What is the minimum period of time I can sponsor and orphaned child?