Maisaa Oubed and Mouhamed Maktabi
Maisaa Oubed and her husband Mohamed Maktabi were living with their five children in Hajar Al-Aswad in the suburb south of Damascus.
They owned a home and the father worked as a bus driver. When the fighting reached their area in 2012, their home was burnt and destroyed.
Consequently, Mohamed, the father, went to Saudi Arabia and the family stayed with the grandfather in Baranki. When the grandfather had to sell his home, the family, comprising Maisaa and her five children, found shelter for three years at the home of a former colleague of the father.
Maisaa’s family has had no news of the father since 2012. She has rented a furnished house in Damascus where she works by giving mathematics and language lessons. The oldest of the four daughters, Bahan, is married; Rawan is 22 years old and is studying economics; Kinan, 17, is preparing for her baccalaureate; and Inaf, 14, is in 9th grade. The youngest, Housen, is 10 years old. He suffers from autism and requires therapeutic care.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would enable Maisaa’s family to meet their accommodation expenses, as well as obtain the necessary care for Housen.