Welcome to the Michael Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to widows and orphans in the Middle East. We are committed to creating a better future for those who need it the most, and we invite you to join us in our mission.
Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there were children who had lost everything they had ever known. They were orphans, their parents had died, and they had no one to care for them. They were alone and lost in a world that did not seem to care.
There lived a little girl named Layla. She had a bright smile that could light up a room, but her life was filled with pain and hardship. Her father had died, and her mother had died shortly after giving birth to her younger brother. At just six years old, Layla was left to care for her newborn brother and herself.
Layla’s story is just one of many in the Middle East. Countless families have been torn apart by war, leaving children without parents and widows without husbands. The statistics are staggering – according to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2018, there were an estimated 7.5 million orphans in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Similarly, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimated that there were over 10 million widows in the Middle East and North Africa region, many of whom face economic and social challenges. These statistics highlight the urgent need for support and assistance for orphans and widows in the region.
Did you know that there are over 153 million orphans worldwide, with the majority living in the Middle East and Africa? Many of these children live in extreme poverty, without access to basic necessities like food, clean water, and shelter.
Additionally, there are over 46 million widows in the Middle East, with many facing significant challenges such as poverty, discrimination, and violence. In the Middle East, widows and orphans face significant challenges every day.
The ongoing conflicts, poverty, and illness have left many families struggling to survive. The Michael Foundation was founded to help these vulnerable individuals, to provide them with the support they need to get back on their feet, providing them with the means to support themselves and their families.
We have a five-year plan to expand our operations and reach more people in need. Our plan includes:
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