Mariam and Family – HUMANWIRE
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Mariam and Family

Mariam and family

Mariam and her three children fled Iran in August 2016. Her ex-husband was abusive and threatened to kill her and their children. It was a difficult journey to Greece as a smuggler stole their money on one occasion and they were turned back by authorities on another.

Mariam did not relent and eventually made it to Samos island in Greece by boat. Now she and her kids remain in an unheated, cloth tent in the Samos camp where they have no access to school or sanitation facilities. Her 5-year-old son suffers from asthma and was at least once transferred to the Samos hospital for treatment. She said she dreams of moving back into a clean apartment and securing mental health support for her kids for what they have been through and treatment for her son’s asthma.


Goal Breakdown
Rent (and deposit) – $330 x 6 months
Food stipend – $302.5 x 6 months
Utilities – $55 x 6 months
Wire Fee – $44
Misc. Expenses – $412

Total (USD): $4581



Cori Herbig
Just a working mom trying to make the world a little better when I can.
$4581 Goal

Friends and family, as you know, the US is not currently accepting any refugees from 7 Muslim countries. If we are not opening our borders and doors to these poor souls, the least we can do is try to make sure hey have a roof over their heads and food to eat where they are. There are so many families in desperate need. This one fled from a life of domestic violence and war to try to find someplace for the children to grow up in peace and safety. I cannot even begin to imagine the struggles they have faced, but this mom has persevered for her children. Please give if you can.

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

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