Tasnim and Abd Al Rahman – HUMANWIRE
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Tasnim and Abd Al Rahman


Tasnim (5) and Abd Al Rahman (2) inside their shelter in Lebanon. Their father Mustafa recalls why they left their home in Syria:

“I lived with my children and my wife in Idlib where there was a clash between the regime’s army and the Free Army warplanes. A shell hit the house and my wife was hurt by shrapnel and taken to the hospital…I took my children and fled to my neighbor’s house. I fainted from fear and my kids began to cry and scream. My wife stayed 20 days in the hospital while the surgery was conducted, then we fled to Lebanon as soon as we could.”

In Lebanon, Mustafa occasionally finds work selling vegetables, but not every day. He used to work as a porter in Syria but if he could, he said he would buy or rent a van to sell vegetables full time. The family listed food, heater oil, and help paying of their debt as top needs. Mustafa’s wife Nada said she desperately wants to continue her education – a goal she was pursuing prior to the disruption caused by the war.


I'm Maxine. A mum of 3 boys, a wife, and a teacher. I live in Houston, Texas and am incredibly fortunate to have a comfortable home, ample food in my refrigerator, a job that I love, and a safe community to go about my daily life in. As a parent, my heart breaks when I think about the Syrian families who don't have any of these things. 2016 has seemed a year of never-ending bad news, and I have felt like an impotent bystander as stories of hate are told in our media on a daily basis. The prospect of doing something to directly benefit another family is especially appealing as we move into the holiday season with its overt materialism. Join me in making a difference in the lives of this family.
$5000 Goal

Mustafa and Nada Zaidani desperately want to be able to support themselves and their 4 beautiful children.  The goal of the this campaign is ambitious, but I would really like to give them the means to get their lives back on track.

Please consider making donations to this campaign in lieu of gifts this holiday season!

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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 Tasnim and Abd Al Rahman.

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