Mouhiba Al Samour
The family that Coup de Pouce is proposing to help in the month of July is comprised of the mother, Mouhaba Al Samour born in 1971 and her four children: Ahmed born in 2003, Nagi born in 2005, Nawal born in 2006 and Rateb born in 2010. The father, Mouhammad Shetewi born in 1960, disappeared in 2013.
The family lived in Yarmouk in the suburb south of Damascus where it became the owner of an apartment in 2005. At this time, the father was working in a wholesale market. In 2013 he went out to buy some bread and did not return. Since then, the family has not heard from him. Then, still in 2013, the situation in Yarmouk became dangerous and the family's home was completely destroyed, obliging them to move to Jaramana, a district of Damascus. Mouhiba is living there in a room a former shop with no equipment and no electricity but with a rent of 25,000 Syrian pounds. Since 2013, she has been working in diverse places as a housekeeper. She has also received aid from charity organisations. She is currently working in the institute 'Generations' in Jaramana and her wage of 75,000 Syrian pounds is reduced by 40,000 Syrian pounds for rent.
Mouhiba is very determined to ensure that her children receive an education and aid from Coup de Pouce would, as a start, enable her to rent decent accomodation.