Amara and Family – HUMANWIRE
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Amara and Family


Amara ran her own tobacco store in Al Bayada, Homs, Syria while her husband, Shitawi (60) traded goats and sheep. After their home was bombed in April, 2012, the family fled.

Doumoue (13) works on a potato farm for $4/day which accounts for the only income in the family.

The family was hosted via Humanwire in late 2015 to 2016 with an entrepreneurial effort that yeilded Shitawi with a new herd of 15 sheep and a ram though they remain concerned about the upcoming winter with regards to food, heat and rent for their tent.


Rachael MacKenzie
Mum of 2 From New Zealand Adult literacy tutor
$5000 Goal

I can’t imagine raising kids in such a harsh and unpredictable environment. Imagine waking up one day and your whole life and future has changed.

It’s not just a holiday. It’s YEARS of living impoverished.

Give whatever you can. We have no idea of our own privilege.

-1613Days -14Hours -20Min -10Sec



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 Amara and Family.

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15 Sponsors
550 of 5,000 USD

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