Orphan Sponsorship Ayat Ali Ayat is a 10 years old primary student from Baghdad, Iraq. She lost her father following a four years illness and stroke when she was only three years old. After the death of her father, her mother began running a bakery from home, supplying items to neighbors in order to feed her family. Due to financial pressures on the family Ayat was not able to continue her education and or even access the necessary nutritional food. She said " I suffered from poverty for many years. I was unable to go to school. I was an orphan and my mother had to look after me and my two brothers. We did not have enough money to go to school. I feel lucky and blessed that I was approached by HTN to receive sponsorship. Now I have access to food and basic necessities and /i can carry on my studies without any difficulties. I am very grateful to HTN for improving my life and giving me an opportunity to continue my education to achieve my dreams of becoming a teacher."