I am 13 years old!
I’ve been waiting 1525 Days!
ID: 253

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

About Maryam:

اقرا تفاصيل عن الطفل - عربي

Maryam Alaa, 13 years old, lost her dad when she was just five. Her dad died from heart failure, leaving Maryam, her brothers (Sharuq, born 2001; Ahmad, born 2007), and her sister (Shams, born 2004) to face tough times. They need simple things that many of us take for granted: enough food, a good place to sleep, and a chance to keep going to school. Maryam is doing great in school, but without help, she might have to stop going because it costs too much for her family.

Their mom is doing her best to take care of Maryam and her siblings, but it’s really hard without enough money. They especially need things like mattresses to sleep on and help with school costs.

By helping Maryam and her family, you can make a big difference. You can help them have enough to eat, a comfortable place to sleep, and keep Maryam in school.

Will you help give Maryam and her family the support they need to have a better life?

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.