A story about an elderly Syrian lady from our volunteers that visited the Syrian families in Jordan:
An old Syrian lady cried today. Tears that hit home. Her name was Umm Faatin. She was originally from Dara’a, but living in Damascus.
Her daughter was divorced. She has a grandson who was only 2 years old, and had no father. She fled from Syria (to Jordan) when her son was shot dead.
We climbed 6 flights of stairs to get to her tiny little apartment, which was noticeably empty due to a lack of furniture because she couldn’t afford to pay any rent; her landlord came and took her furniture to cover the costs. She was £300 overdue. Her health was also deteriorating as she had Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Alhamdulilah she didn’t cry when she told us her story; hearing her reminded me of my own mother, and that’s exactly who they are, our extended family, sisters and mothers, Subhan’Allah.
We made the decision to help this woman, we decided to cover her costs. We also decided that we would be covering her future rent and medication fees.
She cried when we did this, she cried from happiness. Tears of joy that we won’t forget, Alhamdulillah.
All this was possible because of YOUR donations, may Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala reward you all.
We don’t just distribute food packs, we find those most in need and help them in a way that will benefit them the greatest.