Families in February
The family of Mouna Al Shaddad and the late Ghassan Atallah Tarboush
The first family we are proposing for you to help this month of February consists of Mouna and her husband Ghassan Atallah who were born in 1972 and 1966 and their three children: Hanna, born in 2005, Atallah, born in 2007 and Wajed, born in 2009. Up until the end of the conflict in 2011, the whole family lived at Daara in the Naamer region to the south of Syria, not far from the Jordanian border.
Mouna and her husband were both engineers. In this profession, Ghassan worked in Damascus in the water resources field, while Mouna was active in the teaching profession. Each day they travelled between Daara and Damascus to go to work and return to look after their children. At the beginning of 2012, in seeing the situation deteriorate in Daara, they moved to Jaramina where they rented a home and where the children attended a private school run by the church.
In 2014, while travelling to Bab Touma, the father Ghassan Atallah was mortally wounded in an explosion. Although the family has lost everything, their home in Daara having been destroyed, Mouna is continuing to work in the teaching profession. Aid from Coup de Pouce will be very welcome in order to meet the expenses of rent, food and the schooling of the three children.
The family of Abar Al Shamas and the late Yasar Mouaamar
The second family Coup de Pouce is proposing that you help consists of Abir and his wife Yaser, born in 1972 and 1971, and their three children: the oldest Faadi, who is 16, Mira, aged 14, and Basil who is 11. The family lived in Daara where the father did charity work of an ecumenical nature.
When the conflict hit this region in 2013, Yaser the father was killed following an explosion which occurred at his place of work. During the period which followed, Abir, the mother, continued to work from 2013 to 2015. Consequently, Abir and her children moved to Jaramina where she found work with the local council. She is renting an apartment in this region and her three children are being educated in a private school in Bab Touma.
Aid from Coup de Pouce will enable Abir's family to meet their most urgent expenses in a situation where the rent for accommodation absorbs most of their income.