Aisha in Turkey – HUMANWIRE
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Aisha in Turkey


Aisha (22) fears for her life. Originally from Afghanistan, she lived as a refugee for sixteen years in Pakistan with her family until forced back to her home country by the Pakistani government. A few weeks into rebuilding their lives in Afghanistan, a man asked Aisha to marry him. Her family tried to explain that they weren’t interested as Aisha wanted to continue her studies. What they didn’t know was that this man was a powerful leader in his vicinity. Since he threatened to have Aisha shot or stoned in front of her family for refusing the offer, they agreed to the marriage. As the family was preparing for the wedding, her parents sought help from friends and family, gathering as much money as they could to escape the country.

Having recently arrived to Turkey, the family is having a difficult time finding work, mitigating asylum, and integrating into a new society, as refugees.


Andrew Hyde and Jeremy LaTrasse
$2000 Goal


Hello friends! Jeremy and I are riding bicycles across the USA from April to June, 2017. We’re raising money through Humanwire and hope to fund quite a few families and introduce you to them. The beauty of a bike is often a one on one connection to the world and the beauty of Humanwire is creating a one on one friendship with a refugee. By funding our ride you will get both video content from the ride and also get to meet a refugee via a Skype call and get a relationship started. We are taking the Southern Tier bike route across the USA, so from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida. We will be posting on Instagram [Andrew], Twitter [Andrew, Jeremy] and our blogs about the trip [Andrew].

Please find our Bike campaign page here.




At least four quarterly emails will be sent to all contributors with status and progress reports related to activity on the campaign. This may include information about the successful transfer of funds to a hospital, a photo of the recipient after a successful surgery, etc.


Contributors will be provided with a local address to send food, clothes, school supplies and letters of support directly to the family’s door. This is a great way to build one-to-one relationships and potentially provide more needed support down the road. Plus, everything included in the $5 reward.


Attend a live video chat session with the host and refugee. Introduce yourself and time-permitting, spark up a conversation along with others involved in the campaign. A translator will be provided for English when needed. Plus, everything included in the $5 and $15 rewards.


Engage in a 30 minute one-to-one live video chat. An arabic translator will be provided for French or English. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15 and $25 rewards.


Everything in the $45 reward, four times! You can give them away to others or enjoy them all yourself. Each of the four rewards comes with everything offered in the $45 reward and below.


Thinking of traveling? Humanwire can help with recommendations for your itinerary. This could be a great opportunity to meet and connect more closely with the refugee family that will be benefitting from your contribution. For dinner, Humanwire will provide local transportation for everyone. Also, everything included in all prior rewards.

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No rewards for me thank you (or maybe I would like rewards), I just want to make a donation for a certain amount to Aisha in Turkey.

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5 Sponsors
2,000 of 2,000 USD

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