Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I help Jaarama/What is the impact of my support?

    Your gift, pooled with other support, will help us create a home for orphans and give them a chance to grow in a safe and loving environment. We are aiming to help children from West Africa especially Benin and Guinea.

  • What happens when you become a Partner for Children?

    When you become a monthly supporter of Jaarama, you make a powerful commitment to changing the lives of children in Africa. Our Partners are a group of passionate, caring individuals who are committed to giving kids a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, be cared for and loved

    Our promise to you is to share the stories of the building of our first orphanage and the children whose lives you are changing.

    We’ll do this through:

    Regular email updates
    Reports from our workers in the field
    Results and highlights of the project you are funding
    Opportunities to connect directly with the Jaarama team

  • How much of my donation will go toward programs?

    100% of the funds generated will go into the building of our first orphanage, staffing and the welfare of the children. For more information about our finances and the use of funds please email

  • Is my donation tax deductible?

    Yes, donations to Jaarama are 100% tax deductible. If you have questions, please contact your tax advisor.

  • Paying by PayPal?

    Paying by PayPal is an option from Jaarama’s website. PayPal protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems. When you use PayPal, your financial information is not shared with the merchant. Once your payment is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for this transaction.

  • I have an issue with the Web donation I made.

    Web donations will show up on our database approximately 24 hours after the transaction is complete, but donors will receive an immediate confirmation of their donation.

  • Can I help collect funds for Jaarama?

    For fundraising tools, please contact our team at

  • Why is regular giving important?

    Regular giving is the best way to support Jaarama. It helps us to create homes for orphans and to give them to chance to grow in a safe and loving environment, with specialist staff and educational support

    To set-up a regular donation to support the building of the orphanage and ongoing support for the children please click here

  • How do I cancel my donation to Jaarama?

    Thank you for supporting Jaarama. Your donation is extremely valuable to us, so we’d be grateful of the opportunity to discuss your reasons for cancelling. If you can’t maintain your current level of giving, a small amount would still be very much appreciated. Please email us on

    Please note, for Standing Order donations, you will need to contact your bank directly to cancel. Your bank will only take instruction from you. We would however be grateful if you could let us know you have done this, so that we can amend our records. Thank you.

    For recurring donations via PayPal, just login to your account at and via settings, go to ‘Manage pre-approved payments’ and select the payment you’d wish to cancel. For further information about cancelling your donations via PayPal, click here