I am 11 years old!
I’ve been waiting 536 Days!
ID: 97

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

About Yousif:

اقرا تفاصيل عن الطفل - عربي

Yousif is an 11 year old boy, born in 2012, and is the youngest of 4 siblings total. Yousif lives with him mom after the father had passed away in 2018 due to a pre-existing kidney issue. Yousif has severe sickle cell anemia, and his blood sometimes drops to a level of 3, and has left school for these reasons. His sister, Roqaya (born in 2006), has suffered from stroke and needs monthly treatments. His other sister, Fatima (born in 2010), has poor vision in one eye and needs a corneal transplant in the other. The mother states that she is confused as to how the family is meant to live in these incredibly hard conditions. The family is significantly below the poverty line, in desperate need of a fied monthly income, and the children are falling behind in school and need lessons to reinforce their learning and help them catch up.

The mother wants to learn a profession in order to alleviate the financial situation of her family along with Roqaya, who wants to become a barber for these same reasons. Yousif’s family is in need of mattresses as well.

Yousif would greatly benefit from a generous sponsor, like you!

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.