Hoda and Ahmad – HUMANWIRE
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Hoda and Ahmad

Hoda + Ahmad

Syrians Hoda (21) and Ahmad’s (16) stand beside their tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Their sister, Nidaa (25), tells their story:

“The main reason that lead us to leave our home in Tal Tamr is the starvation that happened when ISIS and the Kurds were fighting together. Around 200 people died from starvation and no one reported them to the media. Our situation was very hard. We came to Lebanon illegally and the Shawish paid for our trip. Not all of us came here, only 3 of my siblings and I were able to make it to Lebanon after accepting to come here and work in harvesting potatoes until we pay off our debt to the Shawish.”

Nidaa was a teacher. Ahmad would like to become a teacher, too. He was forced to leave school due to the war, but his dreams remain alive. For now the siblings are in need of the most basic necessities: supplies for their tent, a stove for the coming winter, food, ground cover and clothing.


Coree Schmitz
Colorado based and hoping that if I were needing support from the world, someone would lead that charge. Today is the least I can do.
$2000 Goal

“The main reason that led us to leave our home in Tal Tamr is the starvation that happened when ISIS and the Kurds were fighting. Around 200 people died from starvation.”

In their attempt to flee, only 3 of the siblings made it to Lebanon and are now considered to be in debt to the smuggler who brought them across the border in their desperation.

The camp where they are currently located has limited resources and they have received no aid from any organization thus far. The family is not looking for asylum but a way to survive, pay off their debt, and return to their home county.

A primary driver for each member of the group is to return to Syria to finish school and pursue their desired occupations including becoming a teacher.

Goal Breakdown ($2000 total)
Food Stipend
Basic Kitchen supplies
Fuel for the Stove
Mattresses and Blankets


-1747Days -7Hours -20Min -40Sec



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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370 of 2,000 USD

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