Families in August
The family of Claire Kasermally and Antoine Doumar
The father, Antoine Doumar, born in 1972, and his wife, Claire Kasermally, born in 1980, live with their son Joseph and an extended family in Bab Touma, a suburb of Damascus.
Until the birth of Joseph in 1997, the father Antoine was working in a home workshop as a pottery glazer. For 20 years, from 1977 to 1997, his wage of around 15,000 Syrian pounds did not change. In 1997 he fell gravely ill and had to stop working due to his poor health. As a result of this, Claire found a job as a supervisor in a school transport business, after which she started a business making home-made fruit juice. Their son is at university studying Economic Science (Management) and working part-time in a telecommunications business.
In these conditions, aid from Coup de Pouce will be welcome to provide for the urgent medicines and food supplies of the family.
The family of Tamman Tamar Edreese and Reeme Al Katib
Tamman Tamar Edreese, born in 1967, and Reeme Al Katib, born in 1971, were living in Moubarakeh near Homs with their four children: the oldest Tamer born in 1997, Sidra born in 1998, Tala born in 2004 and the youngest, Muhamed born in 2010. Following the hostilities, they had to leave their destroyed home to go and live in Homs. The father, Tamman Tamer, was an officer at the military college. He left the army in 2009 due to ill health. Then, in 2014, he was arrested and incarcerated. When he left prison, his health had been severely affected.
The whole family is currently living in one room with the grandmother who is in her eighties, suffers from diabetes and requires a wheelchair to move around. Tamer is studying at the university to become a computer engineer. Sidra is in second year at university studying to become an engineer in Food Science. As for Tala, she is attending secondary school and Muhamed is in fifth grade at primary school.
For this family, aid from Coup de Pouce would enable them to provide for their essential needs which, due to the current economic crisis, are becoming more and more inaccessible.