The final days of Ramadan finds many families grateful to all who contributed to the fresh food distribution, making this month one where they did not have to worry about how they will feed their children. Akram and Sabreen, one of the families thankful for your generosity, live in Rafah with their 9 children, the oldest 15 and the youngest 4.
Recently evicted from their home due to unpaid rental, Akram, unemployed, found his family living in a tent for 2 weeks. Through the generosity of a local family, a parcel of land was offered so they could build a structure to keep their children off the streets. Gathering metal sheets and plastic sheathing, the family was able to keep the elements out though they have no electricity, water, windows or doors. “We must pay a monthly amount to build a home, which we do not have.” says Sabreen, “This gives us hope.”
The family receives approximately $130 a month from the Ministry of Social Affairs to pay for all their needs. Their oldest son was recently injured in an automobile accident losing an eye and now suffers from paralysis to his left side.
“Although there are dozens of the Ngo’s in Rafah, you are the only association who care for us and visit us” Sabreen told our field staff.
Upon receiving the first of 2 Ramadan fresh food distributions, Sabreen said, “For the gift from Allah, our family was chosen from the project during Ramadan and we have fresh vegetables, chicken and fruits and this quantity is enough for us. We also this month saved the amount of money to buy the glasses to my son Diab. I am very grateful to all. Thank you.”
The situation in Gaza continues to be intolerable with 2 million people besieged, isolated, and desperate.
All of us at KinderUSA remain humbled by your generosity which IS making a difference!