Nihad Cayed and the late Yousef Cayed
The family whom Coup de Pouce proposes that you aid this June consists of the mother, Nihad Cayed born in 1959, and her ten children who are: Isam born in 1980, Kamiseh born in 1982, Kayed born in 1983, Omar born in 1986, Sawsan born in 1989, Imane born in 1991, Maamoun born in 1983, Mahmoud born in 1995, and the youngest, Ayaat and Yousra both born in 1998. The father, Yousef Cayed born in 1956, died of a heart attack in February 2011 just before the beginning of the mass uprising.
Until 2011, the family lived in the village of Shabaa in the district of Douma, near Damascus. When the hostilities commenced in this region, Nihad's family had to leave their home in Shabaa and move to an apartment in Al-Wafdin. Initially the rent for their apartment was 12,000 Syrian pounds but rose each year and reached 20,000 Syrian pounds after seven years. With no work and the burden of rent becoming intolerable, Nihad's family decided to move back to their previous home in Shabaa. In the meantime, however, this house had become uninhabitable, having no doors, windows, or water and electricity. By obtaining a loan, the family undertook to restore this home so that they could again live there.
The current situation of the family is as follows:. Isam is married and is the father of three children; Kamiseh is working in a kindergarten; Kayed fled to Iraq after the death of his brother Omar during the war; Sawsan is married and has two children; Imane has gone back to her studies up to the baccalaureate level and helps her mother with the housework; Maamoun and Mahmoud are doing their military service; Ayaat is training to be a teacher and Yousra has ended his compulsory education.
Aid from Coup de Pouce will enable this family to repay their loan, as well as help meet their essential expenses.