Camara and Emilie – HUMANWIRE
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Camara and Emilie


Camara (20) fled his home country of Guinea in 2012. Camara has a high school diploma and was a football player and painter. After the death of his father, due to the lack of stability and job opportunities in Guinea, Camara left for Morocco. In Morocco, he met is now wife Emilie (18), a skilled cook and embroiderer, and her two children (pictured).

Emilie: “I was married and lived with my husband in Cote D’ivoire. I had my baby boy Soloman with him in 2007. In 2011, the civil war started in Cote D’ivoire and the rebels came, indiscriminately assaulting and killing people in the town where I lived. We fled into Togo and they put us in a camp there. Anytime they found out they were people from one part of the country or another, they would come and take away the women to be sexually assaulted and the men to be killed. They took me and my husband. He was killed. I became pregnant and birthed my daughter Kiki in the camp. I was afraid for my children’s lives so we fled to Mali, Algeria, and then Morocco.”

After requesting asylum in Togo and Morocco, and being denied refugee status over a span of three years, Camara and Emilie decided to take advice from a friend in seeking professional and educational opportunity in Turkey. They obtained visas, plane tickets and arranged for their friend to meet them in the airport in Turkey when they landed, but upon arrival, their friend didn’t show and they remained in the airport, not knowing anyone and having no where to stay. Finally, they met a man from Cote D’Ivoire who hosted them in his house for a couple of days. Camara was then introduced to a Congolese man who offered them housing, though unfortunately it was a scam and the man took over 200 USD from the family and disappeared.

Now one month after arrival in Turkey,  Camara and Emilie have one month’s worth of food and water, and the electricity to their temporary studio was just cut off from lack of payment Additionally, they are seeking help with translation and notarization for their immigration papers. Without knowing Turkish, finding a job and getting the children in school has been challenging. They both want to learn Turkish and English as soon as possible and find work. Salomon and Kiki said they love to draw, paint and listen to music.


Sierra Leash
Greetings! I have been involved with refugee support since January 2016. I have participated in distribution of aid in Greece as well as supporting families and independent volunteers and projects from my home in Northern California. I think that there is something phenomenally special about connecting directly with refugees and working to support their needs. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and if we can help that by providing a boost, then that is money well spent. I look forward to leading this campaign!
$2000 Goal

Camara and Emilie are highly motivated to become self sufficient as soon as possible. They just need a little boost to get them going.

They need funds for rent immediately. Additional funds raised will go towards securing long term housing and helping them set up a small business to use their skills of cooking and hair styling. They would like for the children to begin learning Turkish as soon as possible so they can integrate into the school system.

Again, this family is highly motivated to make it in Turkey! They have had an incredible journey and are dedicated to being self-sufficient members of Turkish society. Let’s help them get started.


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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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