Families in November
Marjanta and Yusef
Marjanta Yuchia Adam and Yusef Yuchia Lazar are the parents of four children whose ages range from 9 to 16.
There is Christine, the oldest, Bichara, Matrine, and Peter, the youngest. Marjanta and Yusefs’ family was living in a house in Chamiram. In February 2015 their village was surrounded by fighters who then kidnapped the inhabitants and took them by force to the Chaddadeh region where they were held captive for five months. Under the threat of death, the kidnappers forced them to convert to Islam. They then took them to Racqua where they were held for six months and all their belongings were seized. Thus, after 11 months the family was without work or a home.
Today, Yusef, the father, who has not been able to return to his village, works as a teacher at Tell Tamer where he earns 42,000 Syrian pounds per month.
Marjanta, the mother, lives with her four children at her mother’s home in Hassaké. She has found employment in a bank where she earns 35,000 Syrian pounds per month. The children are being educated in a private school because all the public schools are closed. The fees at the private school are 100,000 Syrian pounds a year.
Assistance from Coup de Pouce would enable this family to get back on their feet and, in particular, ensure the eduction of their children.
Elizabeth Antoine Hallak is 78 years old. Her husband, Edouard Hatem, died at the beginning of the year at the age of 85. There are two sons in the family - Yusef aged 38 and Bachar 42. Yusef has a mental impairment and lives with his mother, while Bachar is married.
Elizabeth was living in Aleppo in the suburb of Cheikh Maqsoud when the area was occupied by an armed band who decided to expel all the residents. Thus, Elizabeth, who has cancer, has only one kidney and has lost the sight in one eye, had to move with her son to a small room deprived of all comfort. She receives some assistance from the orthodox Catholic Church.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would slightly improve her daily life by enabling her to obtain her essential needs.