“Whoever takes care of an orphan, he and I will be together in Paradise like this (his index and middle fingers held close together)” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
This number represents worldwide orphans without one or both parents. That’s 153 million children without someone to give them a home, safety, or love.
Threats facing orphans
Thousands of orphaned children remain vulnerable to poverty and sickness. Lack of proper shelter leaves many of them displaced, living in institutions or with inadequate housing.
Without an education and the tools to support themselves, they are often without security and stability.
Dealing with constant life-threatening situations, there is only a small chance of a brighter future ahead.
Islamic Relief believes in protecting and fulfilling childrens’ rights. Together, our global efforts help sponsor over 60,000 children around the world, transforming their lives with opportunities and aid. Our orphan sponsorship program is one of the best in its field and targets more countries in need.
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Orphans Endowment Waqf Fund
The Orphans Endowment Waqf Fund (OEWF) is unique program that brings sunshine and hope into the lives of the many orphans and vulnerable children in our community. There are more than 3 million orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa.
It is unique in that it provides for the needs of the most vulnerable in our community in a sustainable way and one which is eternally rewarding for the participants in the Fund.
The Orphans Endowment Fund is structured so that the capital is preserved and only the income that is generated on the capital is utilised to support the OVC Program.
From every R 500 invested in a Participating Share, an administration fee of R 50 is deducted and the balance of R 450 is invested.
The largest proportion (approximately 80%) of the profits that are earned on the invested funds are used to address the basic needs and development of the orphans and vulnerable children.
A proportion (approximately 10%) is added to the original capital sum in order to increase and preserve its value.
A proportion (approximately 10%) is utilized for the administration of the Orphans Endowment Fund.
This Fund is administrated by our strategic partners Iqraa Trust and Al Baraka Bank.
Click here to learn more about our Orphans Endowment WAQF Fund.