Today, there are more than 153 million orphans in the world. Of those children, 18 million have lost both parents. They range in age from infants to teenagers, all without a family to provide for their most basic needs. Every day 5760 more children become orphans. Children are orphaned for a wide range of reasons, including war, poverty, and death. They live halfway across the world and they live just down the street.
There are 600,000 orphans in occupied Kashmir only. Following the Hadith from the prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): “I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them apart, Mercy Universal sponsors orphans in all areas it operates.
How we help the orphans
We support orphans in orphanages managed by our partners by providing them food, clothes accommodation, free healthcare and free education. We provide scholarships to orphans and poor children to further their education by paying tuition fees and providing educational materials necessary for them. We also give Eid gifts to our orphans two times each year (Eid Al Fitr and Eid AlAdha).
Please help us fight poverty through educating orphans and poor children.