Hanin is a 30-year-old mother caring for seven children on her own, with the eldest aged seven. Her husband’s recent illness has left him incapable of participating in day-to-day activities. Hanin currently lives in a shelter provided to her out of the goodwill of others. Unfortunately, open sewage runs through the middle of the room, causing floods in the winter and creating a health hazard and unsafe living space for her household. The only source of income for her family is the $40 a month stipend provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which she uses to buy food and other basic necessities.
A Vital Lifeline to Families in Need
Hanin is one of the KinderUSA Ramadan beneficiary families. She, along with 2,000 other families, will receive fresh food parcels twice during the month of Ramadan. Each parcel will contain fresh vegetables, fruits, live chickens, freshly prepared cheese, and other seasonal goods. Moreover, she will receive fresh eggs from the KinderUSA Women’s Cooperative. These items will ensure that she has a month’s worth of nutritious meals for her family to break their fasts during this month.
In addition to benefitting families in need, the KinderUSA Women’s Cooperative supports 30 women working in food-producing cooperatives, paying them higher than the market price in order to sustain their families and livelihoods. Also, 60 small-scale farmers are benefitting and have been working since January to fulfill the basket needs. Each of these women and farmers is financially supporting their extended family, and the means and resources they receive from KinderUSA help to stimulate the local economy.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our implementing partners have expanded on the number of distribution sites and have followed the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, as well as the World Health Organization.
You Can Make an Impact!
During this holiest of months, we ask that our generous donors support this project for as little as $130 to feed a family of eight or more during the month of Ramadan. As we strive for the Palestinians to be relieved from their suffering, we can do our part now to make a difference in their lives with our prayers and support.
Thank you and Ramadan Mubarak from the KinderUSA family to yours!
“…With every difficulty there is relief” (Quran 94:5).