Families in December
Sawsan, her husband and her two children were living in Zabadani, an area to the north-west of Damascus where her mother was a teacher.
During the war, heavy bombings and violent confrontations took place forcing Sawsan's family to move to Damascus where she now lives. Sawsan's 24 year-old daughter is studying at the university, while her 18 year-old son has ceased his studies. Her husband is working as a cook in a hospital.
Sawsan's family are in need of aid, particularly to enable the children to obtain the necessary materials required to continue their studies.
Mayda was living with her husband her two children in a home in Harasta. Before the war her husband worked in a courthouse.
Following the hostilities the family had to leave their home and seek refuge in Damascus. Sadly her husband died soon afterwards.
Mayda has a married daughter aged 28 and a 24 year-old son who is currently working as a hairdresser. She is living with her son in a small apartment but she is ill and has no way to pay her rent or meet other necessary expenses.
Menirva and her sister Dalai Adel
Menirva and her sister are two mature people who before the hostilities were living with their parents in the suburb of Al-Hamidie in Homs. Menirva worked in the public service while Dalai was employed in a school.
Following the confrontations and destruction which occurred in Homs, they had to leave their home and try to find accommodation in Damascus. They have had to change apartments several times because of difficulties in paying the rent. They are now renting a room in the basement of a building.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would be welcomed to enable these two destitute people to find accommodation and meet their most urgent expenses.
As a result of your generosity, Coup de Pouce has collected donations in December totalling CHF6000 and therefore has been able to bring aid to six families who have each received CHF1000. In adition to the three initial families, there are thus three additional families who have been able to meet their most urgent expenses in regards to health, accommodation and food.