Kamel and Lama – HUMANWIRE
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Kamel and Lama


Kamel, his wife Lama, and their daughters Tiba (8) and Marwa (4).

Kamel was an employee of the Ministry of Education and small business owner before he and his wife Lama were forced to flee Iraq in September 2015. Facing political violence, the family was finally granted asylum in Turkey after weeks of living in hiding.

Tiba has autism and a very serious issue with one of the arteries in her brain. Despite having found work in carpentry, Kamel does not have the funds to give Tiba proper medical treatment or place her in a school that can accommodate her disability. He’s also worried that their home is impeding her healthy development.

Recently Kamel suffered and on-the-job accident when a large machine fell on his chest, breaking several of his ribs. He was hospitalized for a week, but his employer refused to assist in the payment of his medical bills. Since then, he has been in a constant search for a stable job.

Kamel and Lama are extremely concerned with their daughter’s medical condition and require assistance to pay for medical bills and food. They also hope to eventually move into a house more suitable for Tiba’s special needs.


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$3500 Goal

The StoryMen specifically chose Kamel, Lama, and their two daughters Tiba and Marwa.

We believe that our community on the StoryMen could literally change their lives by sharing just a small bit of the blessings and good things in our own lives.

Will you join us?

Please consider giving $50, $100 or any amount that is significant to you. Even the cost of a cup of coffee will be an act of love for this dear family.

Thank you, StoryFans! We love you and are so pleased to be on this journey together.

— JR., Clay, Matt, and Aaron

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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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