Rokaia

I am 8 years old!
I’ve been waiting 1473 Days!
ID: 249

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

About Rokaia:

اقرا تفاصيل عن الطفل - عربي

In the shadows of profound loss, Rokaia Falah, just 8 years old, navigates a world forever altered. Orphaned at 7, the gravity of her father’s absence—a void left by heart failure—rests heavily on her young shoulders. Rokaia, alongside her five siblings, faces a daily struggle that extends beyond the emotional toll of their father’s untimely departure to the pressing needs of survival: food, shelter, and warmth.

Fatima, 16, and Zahraa, 18, grapple with the bitter reality that their father will never witness their milestones—no proud walks down the aisle, no shared glances of accomplishment. Instead, they step into roles far beyond their years, shouldering the responsibility of holding their fragmented family together.

Hussein, at 13, confronts a childhood robbed of simple joys and paternal guidance, from playing soccer to learning life’s little lessons a father imparts. And little Qatar al-Nada, merely 4, will grow with no memory of her father’s laughter or embrace, only the echoes of a love she was too young to remember.

Amidst this tapestry of loss and resilience, the Falah siblings’ needs are fundamental yet urgent: a stable home, adequate food, the basic right to education and clothing—and a freezer/fridge to preserve the semblance of normalcy. Your support could weave a thread of hope into the fabric of their lives, offering relief and a promise of a brighter tomorrow. Will you extend your hand to Rokaia or her siblings, to lift them from despair and kindle the light of hope in their hearts?

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 info@ichope.org, 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.