Ilaf, Alma and Ismail – HUMANWIRE
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Ilaf, Alma and Ismail


Ilaf (9), Alma (2) and Ismail (5) stand outside their tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. In 2014, ISIS invaded their hometown in the countryside of Al Raqqa, Syria. Their mother Basma said she was afraid to leave their home for daily errands and needed goods and services became rare and expensive. Basma said she made the difficult decision to flee to Lebanon for the safety of her children.

On top of the lack of opportunity, trying to find work as a single mother of three has been challenging; Basma has only been able to secure work during the summer potato harvest where she earns up to $4/day. The family received diesel oil for heat from the UNHCR, but Basma still requires a means for food, clothes and other basic needs.


Adam Jacobs
I heard about Humanwire from​ my wife and I have donated​ before. I find it a wonderful platform to be a benefit to our brothers and sisters in a humanizing way. At the same time, it breaks my heart to see such a ocean of need and I want to help all the refugees on the site. In order to start somewhere, and to take advantage of the month of Ramadan, I have decided to sponsor a family for the first time.
$2800 Goal

To all my friends, here’s a chance to do something for one person, one refugee, to make a real difference in their life. So take advantage of this opportunity to make the world better, one family at a time, to take advantage of the blessings of the month of Ramadan, to take advantage of all the blessings of helping orphans, and please donate to my campaign.


-168Days -22Hours -18Min -45Sec



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 Ilaf, Alma and Ismail.

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4 Sponsors
1,485 of 2,800 USD

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