Nisreen Dareeh and the late Abed Al Nemer
Nisreen, born in 1983, and her husband Abed, born in 1975, lived in Hamah, a town situated in west central Syria, with their four children: Nour, born in 2000, Yousef born in 2002, Najwa born in 2006 and Ahmad, the youngest, born in 2007.
Shortly after the hostilities began in 2011, Abed, the father, who was working as a builder's labourer, died. In 2012 Yousef died at the age of 10 after a bomb explosion in Hamah. Consequently, Nisreen, having no work, moved with her children to go and live with her parents. She has, nevertheless, received an inheritance from her mother-in-law which has enabled her to buy an apartment, currently in a non-habitable state, which she has registered in the name of her three children. From 2015 to 2019, in order to support her family, Nisreen worked as a cleaner for a business enterprise. She has since, however, had to leave this job as she broke her hand and her health deteriorated.
Currently Nisreen lives with her mother and her two young children. The oldest child, Nour, has been married for four years and is the mother of a little girl, while the two younger children, Najwa and Ahmad, are in eighth and seventh year at school. Because the classes have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ahmad has begun working for a pastry chef which enables him to earn a small amount of money after his long days of work.
In these conditions, aid from Coup de Pouce will allow this family access to money to cover their most necessary expenses.