I am 12 years old!
I’ve been waiting 1466 Days!
ID: 252

Full Sponsorship: $58/M
Half Sponsorship: $29/M

About Baneen:

اقرا تفاصيل عن الطفل - عربي

In the shadow of a tragedy that no child should ever face, Baneen Shaheed, a tender soul of 12, navigates a life reshaped by the loss of her father in a heartbreaking car accident two years ago. At an age where understanding the full magnitude of such a loss is beyond reach, Baneen, alongside her siblings Zahraa (13), Mahdi (14), and Fatima (16), feels the deep void left behind. With their mother striving against the tide to provide, the Shaheed children face daily struggles that stretch beyond the emotional scars of their father’s absence.

The simple essentials of life—food to nourish them, a roof to shelter them, clothes to warm them, and the promise of education to light their way forward—are burdens heavy on their young shoulders. The echo of their father’s laughter has faded into a memory, leaving behind a family clinging to hope and each other in their fight for a semblance of the life they once knew.

Your act of kindness could be the beacon of hope Baneen and her siblings desperately seek, a testament to the profound impact one person can have. By choosing to support Baneen, you’re not just providing for her basic needs; you’re restoring her faith in kindness, in the possibility of a brighter tomorrow, and in the power of community to uplift those in their darkest hours. Let your generosity light the way for Baneen and her family, offering them the strength to face each day with renewed hope and courage.

About Your Donations

Through the donations received from generous donors like you, Iraqi Children’s Hope is able to provide orphaned children and widowed mothers with necessities and skilled trade training, not only allowing them the chance at survival but also endowing them with skills and hope for a brighter future!
Wholesome food
Clean, adequate clothing
Safe, happy living arrangements
Basic household furniture and appliances
Basic school supplies and uniforms
Tutoring programs
Safe transportation
Special education tutoring
Autism programs and support
Mental health programs
Medical services
*Skilled trade education and certification 
*(sewing, handyman, computer repair and programming, entrepreneurship, etc.)
Iraqi Children’s Hope implements a strict and rigorous fund allocation system whereby funding is paid to the orphan guardian with proof of funds spent (receipts from grocery/food markets, clothing retailers, furniture/appliance retailers, home rent, etc.) validated by ongoing social service visits to confirm appropriate purchases. Due to our on-site team and volunteers, every family is regularly visited to ensure funds are directly supporting our beloved orphans. Our team in Washington D.C. (USA) regularly visits Iraq to ensure this operation and also to witness the beaming faces of the orphaned children receiving a new pair of glasses when they could not see the chalkboard, or a new pair of shoes because their feet were bleeding from inadequate shoes, or a family benefiting from a new bed who no longer have to sleep on concrete ground, etc.
If an orphan sponsor would like regular progress updates or correspondence with a beloved orphan, please do not hesitate to contact our team at, and appropriate arrangements will be made. Please note that we prioritize the well-being and safety of our orphans. Thus, sensitive information, such as a home address, may be withheld.