Orphan Sponsorship


Save an Orphan One-to-One Sponsorship Programmes

Save an Orphan sponsorship programmes operate in the Middle East, Asia and Africa to rescue young children orphaned by war, disease, drought or famine.

When you sponsor an orphan you provide a child with a dedicated foster mother, a place at a local school, a balanced diet and a nurturing home where they can thrive as children.

Your sponsored child is given medical care, nutritious food, new clothes and new shoes. They are then introduced to other children in their new home, many of whom share similar backgrounds and experiences. 

Your donation provides a network of support that includes doctors and teachers, foster mothers and friends, all helping to give young orphans the best possible restart in life.

We’ll send you letters, drawings, photographs and school reports twice a year so you can follow your sponsored child’s journey and watch them grow and progress as part of our family of generous sponsors.

You can do all this by making a one-off donation of £300 (or £25 a month for one year). It’s that simple. And you can sponsor as many children as you like.


Building a future through education

At Save an Orphan, the foundation of our one-to-one sponsorship programmes is the provision of a comprehensive education for every child.

All sponsored orphans are enrolled in a local community school where they can learn, play and fulfil their potential alongside children their own age.

A mother, a teacher and the companionship of friends has a profound and lasting effect on a child, giving them back the childhood they deserve and a second chance at life.


Teaching the skills a father and mother would

There is no greater tragedy for a child than the death of one’s parents. 

Not only are they deprived of their parent’s love and affection, they also lose the knowledge, skills and guidance that generations of parents have shared with their children.

That’s why every Save an Orphan sponsorship includes livelihood programmes designed to teach practical skills like how to raise livestock, sew, irrigate the land and farm crops.

Orphans learn how to support themselves and generate their own income, equipping them with the practical knowledge and trade skills that are essential for their survival in later life.

You can save an orphan for £300 (or £25 a month for a year). You can also support those in greatest need with a one-off donation by ticking the “where most needed” box.


Food Packs

Feed a family in need

Save an Orphan is committed to supporting widows and orphaned children who are struggling to survive poverty and food shortages in developing countries.

The loss of a parent can often plunge a family into real crisis: not only have they lost a loved one, they have also lost the family’s sole provider, placing them at much greater risk of poverty, malnutrition and starvation.

Malnourishment has terrible consequences, particularly for children and pregnant mothers: it retards bone formation and physical growth, compromises their immune system, increases vulnerability to infections and has devastating long-term effects on cognitive development.

Save an Orphan teams work on the front line of poverty, delivering life-saving emergency food parcels to widowed families living in poverty throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Donate £50 today and you can send a vital food pack containing healthy, locally-sourced produce that will feed a destitute and impoverished family for a month.  


Orphan Home

Building a home for homeless orphans

Save an Orphan is an international humanitarian aid charity dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned children around the world.

Where there are significant numbers of orphans and no local facilities to help, we convert existing buildings into orphanages or build them from scratch.

So far we have built new orphanages across Asia and Africa and are now in the final stages of the construction of a new orphan village that will become home to up to 100 orphans.

The village has running water and electricity and includes ten homes, a medical centre and access to a local community school where children can learn, thrive and socialise with children their own age. 

An estimated 5,760 children become orphans every day, and many more homes are needed to safeguard defenceless young children from poverty, abuse and exploitation. 

We can only continue this life-saving work with help from your kind donations.

You can transform a community and provide a safe haven for generations of the world’s poorest orphans by contributing towards one of our orphanage building projects.

By donating as little as £100 your support will go towards creating not only a home, but an oasis of safety, stability and security for children who have nowhere else to turn.


Water Wells for Widows

Water Wells for Widows

Contaminated water is at the heart of a daily crisis faced by countless millions of the world’s most vulnerable families. It is the single biggest threat to their health and well-being.

For all of us, water is “the stuff of life” and a basic human right, but nearly two million children a year die simply because they lack access to clean water and proper sanitation. 

Yet for just £300 you can build a hand-pump water well that provides a widow and her family with enough clean water to drink, wash, cook and grow their own crops for life.

For Westerners, it’s hard to imagine the amazing difference a local water well can make to a rural community struggling against poverty, hunger and drought. 

When we build a new well in a rural community, the reaction is immediate and incredible: entire villages smile and laugh. It’s a natural human reaction to the life-changing impact that a reliable supply of fresh, clean water brings.

Water wells transform the long-term prospects of communities, and they are the best protection we have against water-related diseases like cholera, typhoid, dysentery and diarrhoea that routinely kill millions of people in the developing world every year. 

Clean fresh water brings proper sanitation and clear drinking water, feeds livestock and waters crops, safeguards children and the elderly against disease and removes the need for children and women to risk their lives walking miles to collect water for their families.

Put simply, water save lives. Once your well is built you’ll receive a special feedback report with photographs of the community and your well, alongside a heartfelt message from the parents and families whose lives you’ve changed.

Please consider the life-affirming difference you can make to a widow and her children by building a community water well for only £300 (or £25 a month for a year).