Sahar and Arshia – HUMANWIRE
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Sahar and Arshia


Sahar and her son Arshia (11) sit on a park bench in Athens, Greece. They have been in Greece since October of 2016, and since that time have been trying to obtain adequate support.

“My husband and several family members perished in an accident three and a half years ago. Ever since then, the government has been trying to take my son away from me and give custody to my late husband’s family. I had to flee my country with him in order to avoid losing my son. We traveled by plane to Istanbul, Turkey, and from there we spent three to four days walking through the jungle to Greece.”

Both Sahar and Arshia suffer from asthma as well as anxiety due to their past traumas, and Arshia also struggles with tonsil issues. They need a place to live and support to get through the next few months.

Goal Breakdown

Rent (and deposit) – $385 x 6 months
Deposit – $220
Food stipend – $275 x 6 months
Utilities – $110 x 6 months
Misc. Expenses – $462

Total (USD): $5302


Salma Zawawi
I am the daughter of an immigrant but blessed to be born in the USA. I have been lucky enough to have been given every opportunity and want to pass on my good fortune to those less fortunate. I have been actively involved in non-profit work for the past 20 years and view it as my duty to always "pay it forward". I am happily married, the mother of two amazing children and I live in Orange County, CA.
$5302 Goal

Like so many others who first started following the refugee crisis, I was in shock, deep sadness and utter horror for what these families were going through. As a mother of two, I deeply felt the struggle and plight that refugee mothers were going through to get their children to a safe place and provide them with the security and basic necessities that any mother would want for their child. It was not enough to watch from the side lines and re-post pictures or stories on Facebook.

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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 Sahar and Arshia.

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