No child should have to grow up without their parents but millions of little ones are still in desperate need.
In developing countries, particularly, life for a fatherless orphan can be very difficult indeed. Widowed mothers are put under immense pressure, typically having to leave her children unsupervised for hours, days and sometimes even weeks to earn money.
Children are denied a normal, happy childhood, typically dropping out of school and little ones as young as five may have to work to earn a crust. All too often they face exploitation, abuse, malnutrition and disease. Life for these little ones is anything but bright. However, with your support, we can turn this around.
At Little Human Appeal, we take care of thousands of orphans around the world and our goal is to bring thousands more under our wing.
We believe every child deserves a healthy, happy childhood and we’re committed to safeguarding the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. By ensuring each and every child is safe, secure and healthy, we aim to ease the harsh reality of being orphaned.
We currently sponsor thousands of orphans inBangladesh, Eritrea, Lebanon, Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Tunisia, and our goal is bring thousands more under our wing. But we can do nothing without your support.
If every one of us were to sponsor just one orphan, the positive impact we could have on children in the world without one or both parents would be amazing. At Little Human Appeal, we do one-to-one sponsorships. That means you’ll receive information about your little one and become part of the Little Human Appeal family, where you can watch your child flourish year after year.
With 200 million orphans, globally, we have many more lives to save. Just 83p a day or £25 a month helps towards:
Our orphans are the innocent victims of war, natural disaster and poverty, so it's vital we continue to support them. Scroll through to meet a few of our orphans, and hear the stories of Noordin and Ahsan
My name is Noordin. I live in Tanzania. I have a twin, but I never met our parents. My father died before we were born and my mother died whilst giving us life.
We are very lucky because good Samaritans look after us and raise us, even though they don\'t have much money and can\'t always pay for everything we need.
And we have been very lucky again! Another good Samaritan sponsors me through Little Human Appeal. Their donation helps my family to buy things like food and pays for medicine when we\'re poorly, so we are healthy enough to study and play with our friends at school.
Almost 11 years ago, I lost my parents and brother to the 2005 Kashmir earthquake in Pakistan. My elder sister Bushra was 16, and had to look after all of her remaining siblings - all ten of us.
Whilst living in a camp, Bushra made sure to enrol me at a school set up by Human Appeal, that was dedicated to helping children like me to continue my education. They gave me lots of support so that I didn't have to worry about things like money, and could commit to my lessons and homework.
This year, I passed my FSC with flying colours, and have been offered a seat at a top medical college - I'm a doctor in the making! I owe everything to my sister and Human Appeal for believing in me, and supporting me through the darkest hours. They have taught me that life is about helping others, which is what I will do as a doctor for the rest of my life.