Success Story 7

Nine year old Amina* is an orphan-refugee from Rwanda who lives with her mother and four siblings in Johannesburg. They share a single room in a run-down house, which also houses other refugees, mostly single unemployed young males.

Amina’s* late father had ferried the family to Johannesburg to seek refuge during the 1994 Rwanda genocide. A few years later, he passed on leaving an unemployed wife with five children to raise. Their only son was sadly murdered.

A glimmer of hope appeared last year when Islamic Relief heard about their plight and included them as beneficiaries in its Orphan and Child welfare programme. Amina* and her siblings receive educational support and nutritional assistance with a monthly food hamper.

Despite of their current predicament, Amina* and her family are still hopeful that their dreams for the future will be fulfilled. Mariam*, the eldest daughter, will graduate from college, have a job and earn a living so that she can one day take control of her family’s life.

Orphans and vulnerable children, like Amina* needs your help so that they too can grow up to be self-sustainable.

Donate your charity by supporting the Islamic Relief Orphan Endowment Waqf Fund, a project in partnership with Iqraa Trust and Albaraka Bank.

For more information about the Orphan Endowment Waqf Fund, call 0800 111 898 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .