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.
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
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).