Shahed and Adel – HUMANWIRE
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Shahed and Adel


Shahed (11) and Adel (14) live in a Lebanese refugee camp with their mother Hajar and six siblings. Hajar, a busy single mother, explains why they fled their home in Syria:

“I was living in a town called Al Ashrafyeh in the city of Aleppo with my family. There were heavy bombings by tanks, shells and airstrikes. A shell broke into my neighbor’s house and my kids were screaming and crying. After that I took my family and fled to Lebanon.”

Now in Lebanon for four years, Hajar faces daily challenges making ends meet. She lists the family’s greatest needs as food, winter clothes, and a carpet to cover their bare tent floor. Four children are currently in school and would like a computer to continue learning and studying.


Aaron Bartholomew
I live in Missouri with my wife and 4 kids. I work as a programmer, and enjoy juggling, martial arts, and immersing myself in books. My sister inspired us to lead a campaign to help a family facing hard times and give them hope.
$3000 Goal

Shahed and Adel live with their mother and 6 siblings in a camp in Lebanon.

As their mom described, “I was living in a town called Al Ashrafyeh in the city of Aleppo with my family. There were a heavy bombing by tanks, shells and airstrike used by regime army. A shell broke into my neighbor’s house, my kids were screaming and crying. After that i took my family and fled…”

With your help we can make a difference for this family.

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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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