Zakiyeh and Shifaa – HUMANWIRE
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Zakiyeh and Shifaa


Zakiyeh (14) and Shifaa (10) grew up in Syria with their extended family before the war shook up their life. The girls stopped attending school, fear of violence escalated and eventually their mother Hawaa decided to flee to Turkey.

Hawaa is an experienced seamstress and found work in a sewing shop in Istanbul. She would like to put her children back in school, but as a single displaced mother with a limited income, she has not been able to. Instead of going to school, the girls help their mother at work to earn extra money.


Maya Basha
Two high school students in Washington D.C. seeking to help refugees that are not getting the help they deserve.
$1000 Goal

Help us support Zakiyeh, Shifaa and their family so they can have access to basic necessities and give them the opportunity to gain a good education.

Any contributions would be greatly appreciated!

-1469Days -22Hours -12Min -29Sec



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 Zakiyeh and Shifaa.

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12 Sponsors
429 of 1,000 USD

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