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Mona (5) stands outside her plastic-tarp tent in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, December, 2016.

Mona shelters here with her parents and three siblings. The family is originally from a small village in Syria east of Damascus, Al Abbadeh. In 2013, clashes erupted and her village was bombed. She escaped with her family to her grandparents’ home in another village, which was subsequently bombed. The family fled again to the home of her other grandparents, but war followed, and soon her father had been captured. He was held in prison for forty days, and upon his release, the family fled to Lebanon in June of 2016 where they currently remain. Their original home in Al Abbadeh has since been destroyed.

Mona’s parents Amina and Qassem would like to go back and rebuild when it becomes safe, but have been trying to make a home for their family here. Qassem works as a porter and Amina obtains intermittent work as a housekeeper. Fortunately Mona and her siblings are in school. Halima (14) wants to become a doctor. Marwa (12) wants to be a teacher. Khaled (9) wants to become a mechanical engineer. Mona said she just wants a Barbie doll.

When we asked Amina about any medical concerns for herself or her family she noted that she has breast lumps, her husband has varicose veins, and Mona suffers from asthma. Their greatest needs listed food, mattresses and winter clothes.


My name is Joana and I am lucky enough to have a place to call "home". Unfortunately, not everybody can say the same. Please join me in helping Mona and her family! 100% of any amount will necessarily go towards the family
$1500 Goal

Humanwire is a new way to provide support to refugees, one-to-one.

Instead of sending your money into the void, Humanwire removes the charity organization from the middle and brings the donor and the recipient together.

This relationship can provide a deep level of effective support while enabling both parties with an opportunity to bridge the culture gap.

100% of any amount will necessarily go towards the family





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 Mona.

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980 of 1,500 USD

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