Sheikh Anis Musa

Legacy-President and Chair

Orphans in Need was established over 15 years ago following the vision of Sheikh Anis Musa.

Sheikh Anis Musa was born in the United Kingdom and is a businessman who operates a number of food distribution businesses across Europe. He has travelled around the world, with business relationships established across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Following many visits to India, Sheikh Anis had a vision and made it his mission to provide support to vulnerable women and children worldwide by providing first-class care and assisting with each individual’s needs, irrespective of colour, creed, culture or religion. Sheikh Anis longed to pave a way for the poor to have access to the highest standard of education available and in 2005 Sheikh Anis founded Orphans in Need, in the United Kingdom and registered a Trust in India to make a difference in the lives of those who were living in extreme poverty.

Sheikh Anis is passionate about providing opportunities to the destitute, alleviating poverty and taking people out of hardship and is now successfully running children’s homes, orphanages and hostels which not only provide a home for orphaned children to live, they provide a safe haven for children to grow up in and the highest standard of care, which is recognised worldwide for it’s excellence.

Orphans in Need now supports and cares for over 50,000 orphaned children and their families in 14 countries worldwide, including India, Somalia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Sudan.

From the establishment of Orphans in Need in 2005, Sheikh Anis Musa has supported those who are struggling to survive and unable to make a living for themselves. Orphans in Need provides long-term, sustainable solutions to the most vulnerable of our society, working in the areas worst affected by poverty offering; regular food parcels, access to education, essential medical care and funding supportive and loving homes for orphans and widows.