Families in October
Mustafa Shahbo and Samar Al-Haj
Mustafa, born in 1990 and Samar, born in 2001, are the parents of two young children - Amal, 4, and Fahed, 1.
The family live in Aleppo where Mustafa was working as a blacksmith before his military service. In 2016 during the war, he was injured in the thorax and had to have four operations involving his kidney and lungs.
Today Mustafa works as a travelling merchant selling vegetables and food for children. This activity earns him around 1,500 Syrian pounds a day. From his point of view, Samar is a housewife who looks after their two children.
The family, which receives aid from Mustafa's parents, spends 30,000 Syrian pounds a month to pay for the rent of an apartment in Aleppo. Under these conditions, aid from Coup de Pouce would enable this young family to meet their expenses in relation to food and lodgment.
Kais Al-Mishel and Thoura Al-Hecheh
This family is composed of Kais, the father, born in 1964, Thoura, the mother, born in 1967, and their four children - Layal born in 1997, Loubana born in 1999, Mouhamed born in 2002, and the youngest Lana born in 2007. Until 2015 the family lived in a house in Hassaké. At this time there were violent confrontations in the area and their living quarters were ransacked and destroyed, necessitating a move to a calmer area where they now rent a furnished home, the rent for which takes nearly half of the earnings of both parents.
Today the father, Kais, works for the water board, while the mother, Thoura, is a teacher. The two oldest daughters are studying at the University, while Mouhamed is preparing for his baccalaureate and Lana is in secondary school.
Aid from Coup de Pouce would be very useful in covering their expenses for food and school fees.