Orphan Care :
In countries where war, famine or poverty are part of everyday life, millions of children are orphaned and left to struggle for survival. Over the last decade alone, armed conflict has left six million children wounded or disabled for life and one million have become orphans. The Trust has established fostering programs to care for children in India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon.
The orphan sponsorship program intends to reach the most destitute families. Frequently, such families do not have access to charitable organizations or public welfare departments. Disease, ignorance or quite simply their abject poverty prevents them from seeking assistance. Mothers simply cannot
afford the cost of transportation, especially if they do not have anyone to watch their small children while they are away and need to take them with them
wherever they go.
Our partner organization IRAC recently opened an office in Emara, Iraq, and was soon approached by widows with orphans who had heard about LFT/ IRAC’s orphan programs in Karbala, Baghdad, Basrah and al-Kut where over 1,000 children who are under the age of 15 are receiving on going assistance. The Trust has similar sponsoring scheme for Iraqi and Afghan orphans in Iran where currently 150 orphans are sponsored. Our proposal is to initially sponsor 150 orphans additional in the first phase of this project. The cost of this provision is just £20 a month, and gives the children a chance for a better future.