Darwish Family – HUMANWIRE
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Darwish Family

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From Syria, Mr. Mohamad Darwish (39) and Halima Darwish (37) are pictured here with their kids Kaser (15, far right), Reem (12), Ahmed (9), Mohamad (7) and Rayan (3) in Lebanon on October 19, 2015.

Originally from Allepo, Syria, despite a medical condition that left him confined to a wheel chair at a young age, Mohamad happily supported his family of ten working daily in his own mini-market.

In April of 2013, fragments from a nearby bomb entered their home prompting the family to flee to safety.

Today, Mohamad is in need of a sufficient wheel-chair to help with the extra rocky terrain surrounding him and is mostly confined to his shelter. Halima works in various farms around the region on some days earning a maximum of $6/day. Over the two years they have been in their tent, they have accumulated $2000 in debt from surrounding bakeries, groceries and supermarkets.

The Darwish family say they will be the first to return to their homeland when it becomes safe and they are able to do so. They are anxious to rebuild a new home, a new life and have their children return to school, though, they don’t seem to expect things in Syria will change soon and are thus focused on improving the life that they have where they are.

Mohamad said he would like to be able to add a door to their shelter, obtain a stove and wood, clothes, blankets and hygiene kits (including handicapped hygiene kits).

The most urgent agenda on their minds is their daughter Reem’s severe head pains (second from right). Like clock work, every three days she has critically painful headaches and they have not been able to afford the $500 US needed to obtain an MRI or seek further treatment. She said she wants nothing more than to go to school.


Meredith Lucio
Meredith Lucio is a theatre producer and Tia. She is currently working on "Broadway Bigshot" an app for Broadway theatre lovers.
$2000 Goal

Thank you for considering my plea for Mr. and Mrs. Darwish and their beautiful family. As we reflect on the year that is passing, I find that I am deeply affected by the disparity of my fortunes compared with the refugees in the midst of the Syrian conflict. The struggles of the Darwish family are great, and would test any of us. As I look toward the future, I think how instrumental helping hands have been in my progress and success.

This plea is an homage to the Mrs. Beckworths and Burrells, the Sister Agneses and the George Sorensens; to all of those named and unnamed who changed my life for the better. I invite you to join me. Honor your believers, and mentors, your wise ones and champions by being a champion to this one family. We can change the world for the better. We can change the world for Good. One family at a time.

-682Days -12Hours -8Min -37Sec



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.

$150 Special

From The Host: I'm not an artist. But I like to draw. Contribute $150 and I'll draw you a personal thank you card. Plus, everything included in the $5, $15, $25 and $45 rewards.


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.

$500 Special

From The Host: I'll create a custom-made children's story about your favorite kids based on their personalities, likes and dislikes.

Captain Orion and Princess Cassiopeia- Brother and Sister are separated in a freak-boating accident. When they are reunited, Orion is a pilot that can fly anything and Cassiopeia is a princess of a small island who travels the world solving disputes.

The Faerie Tree - four siblings move into a house with a beautiful tree in the back yard. They soon discover it  is a portal to a faerie dimension guarded by a sometimes-grumpy leprechaun named Seamus McGillicutty.

Plus, everything included in the $5, $15, $25 and $45 rewards.

Custom Amount

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

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