Medical

Help us support ending period poverty in Lebanon
The aim of this campaign is to support 50 women in vulnerable conditions by providing them with sanitary pads at reduced prices every month for one year. We will supply the sanitary pads to Therese for free, allowing her to sell them for the vulnerable women of the neighborhood at her Dekkéne in Gemmayze, at a subsidized price, and benefit herself from the profits in order to help her support the 3 families she’s responsible for. Reaching our target will allow us to support other small grocery shop owners like Therese. As a result of the economic crisis that hit Lebanon, the decimation of household incomes and hyperinflation of prices, a 500% increase in sanitary products has limited 66% of adolescent girls living in Lebanon from buying sanitary pads, and the percentage is still in increase. Families with reduced income are now forced to prioritize how they spend their tight budgets, women and girls from all backgrounds have suddenly found themselves struggling to purchase the items they need. A lack of education around periods means women and girls are more likely to turn to unsanitary, and potentially dangerous methods of coping with their periods when sanitary products are out of reach such as using newspapers, torn pieces of clothes, or even cardboards which could result in severe infections. NO WOMAN SHOULD CHOOSE BETWEEN FEEDING HERSELF AND HER FAMILY AND BUYING SANITARY PADS. Donate now and help us support girls and women in need across Lebanon to end period poverty.

$1,870 raised of $5,000

Emergency

Against All Odds - Georges Bedran
This is not just another success story gone sour. It is the story of a hardworking man who worked very hard for years and lost it all due to suffocating circumstances in the blink of an eye. My name is Georges Bedran, a 41-year old Lebanese citizen who is the sole breadwinner at home, and this is my story. Opening a restaurant had always been a dream of mine. I used the money I had and took a loan in order to make that dream come true. April 28th 2019 was the opening of Kanoon. I had hoped that Kanoon would make it, even though slowly, and I would be able to pay my loan, and hopefully after that reach a stable economic situation. One can never go wrong with food, right? WRONG. The economic situation in Lebanon kept going downhill, but I kept the faith. October 17th, 2019: the Lebanese revolution takes off, at times so violent that opening the restaurant is not possible. Lockdown follows for weeks, also because of the uprisings. January 2020: Covid-19 starts hitting Lebanon hard, yet again causing complete lockdown. August 4: the Beirut explosion ranked third in the world goes off. Kanoon, which is in the heart of Mar Mikhael – Mdawwar, is demolished. One would think that would be my lowest. Not really. May 20, 2020: I am diagnosed with cancer. Treatment is possible, but it is incredibly costly in a country like Lebanon since social security is unreliable. Now what? I am a man who has lost everything and is struggling to beat cancer as well as serious liver complications. I am a son whose mother is still struggling with dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. I am an ex-restaurant owner who has not even been approached by anyone from the public sector in an attempt to help me pay the restaurant loans. I am a man who has to pay pack huge debts. But most of all, I am a man who is struggling on all levels with very little chance of success – if any.

$3,378 raised of $100,000

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Animal Campaigns

Animal

Help shelter dogs and more strays get medical care
With the failing economy, many people find it hard to care for their own needs let alone those of animals. Since the start of the corona virus many people dumped their pets and now most shelters are beyond their capacity. Help small NGOs like Refq give their dogs their yearly vaccines and help more dogs in need. Diseases like Rabies, parvo and distemper which are fatal to dogs can be prevented easily. Mange; a terrible skin disease can be treated with proper care as well and many painful accidents can be treated. But it all takes some care and funding. By sharing a small amount, together we can save lives. Nuhad Sheikh Founder of RefQ مع الاقتصاد المثكل والتعب، يجد الكثير من الناس صعوبة في رعاية احتياجاتهم الخاصة ناهيك عن احتياجات الحيوانات. منذ بداية فيروس كورونا ، ألقى الكثير من الناس حيواناتهم الأليفة ، والآن أصبحت معظم الملاجئ فوق طاقتها. ساعد المنظمات غير الحكومية الصغيرة مثل "رفق" في إعطاء كلابهم لقاحاتهم السنوية ومساعدة المزيد من الحيوانات المحتاجة. يمكن الوقاية بسهولة من أمراض مثل داء الكلب والبارفو والنِسَّل القاتلة للكلاب. الجرب (مرض جلدي رهيب) يمكن علاجه بالرعاية المناسبة أيضًا ويمكن علاج العديد من الحوادث المؤلمة. لكن الأمر كله يتطلب بعض الرعاية والتمويل. من خلال مشاركة كمية صغيرة ، يمكننا معًا إنقاذ الأرواح. نهاد شيخ "مؤسسة جمعية "رفق

$395 raised of $13,500

Emergency Campaigns

Family Campaigns

Family

La maisonette de Tanya بيت ستات البيوت
لا يغيب عن أحد منا خطورة الوضع الذي يمر به اللبنانيون من جراء الازمات التي يمر بها لبنان بدء من البطالة، وارتفاع سعر الدولار وانقطاع بعض السلع الاساسية وارتفاع اسعارها الى تداعيات الحجر وازمة انقطاع الادوية مؤخرا إضافة الى انفجار بيروت وتداعياته على جميع الأصعدة. ومع تفاقم ازمة كورونا وتمديد الحجر، اكتشفنا ان الكثير من الحاجات الاساسية المهمة لاستمرار عيش اغلب زملائنا واصحابنا بكرامة بظل الظروف الراهنة لم تعد متوفرة بسهولة في منازلهم بالرغم من دعمنا ودعم مؤسسات أخرى منذ سنة واكثر حتى اليوم . لذلك قررت انا والبعض من زملائي وتلاميذي واصحابي ان نلبي طلب السيدات الملح بالمبادرة بمشروع "بيت ستات البيوت"، تحت اسم La maisonnette de Tanya " الذي يحمل اسمي لانني سأتواجد فيه كل الوقت واحمل رسالته ومسؤوليته على عاتقي ‎هو بيت ستقصده سيدات أصبحن فجأة غير قادرات على المحافظة على تأمين الخدمات الاساسية لعائلتهن، مثل الغسيل والطهو وغيرها. في "بيت ستات البيوت"، ستتمكن هؤلاء السيدات من: - جلب الثياب والحرامات والمناشف للغسيل واستعمال غسالة ونشافة تنشف وتعقم الثياب وهكذا تأخد السيظة الغسيل ناشف ومعفم وحاضر للاستعمال الفوري. وهكذا تكون السيدة تمكنت من تأمين مستوى النظافة التي اعتدن عليها واصبحت عبئ في ظل تكلفة مساحيق الغسيل وانقطاع الكهرباء وغلاء الاشتراك بالمولدات وخاصة في ظل الطقس الذي لا يساعد على تأمين ثياب ناشفة دائما في الوقت المناسب او غياب مناشر تستوعب كمية ونوعية الغسيل في اغلب البيوت . - ستستفيد ست البيت في الوقت الذي تنتظر فيه انتهاء الغسالة والنشافة من الطبخ، باستخدام الحبوب والمعكرونة والخضار التي تكون بحوزتها او التي سنوفرها لها من الحصص الغذائية التي تصلنا إضافة الى عدة المطبخ ومستلزماته بما فيها الغاز والفرن والمكونات من بهارات وزيوت ورب وبصل وثوم ولحمة او دجاج. كما ويمكنها طهو " المونة " او بعض الحلويات البسيطة مثل الكيك او الكعك. وهكذا تأخذ الست معها طبختين او ٣ ويمكنها ان تترك لنا بعض الحصص من وجباتها لنوزعها على بعض الاشخاص الذين يعيشون بمفردهم وليس بمقدورهم الطبخ او الحصول على وجبات ساخنة تتلائم مع مشاكلهم الصحية. "بيت ستات البيوت" سيؤمن ايضاً فرصة لكل سيدة تحاول ان تعتاش من منتوجاتها أن تتمكن من عرضها وبيعها، مثل المونة والاشغال اليدوية والتطريز والصابون الحرفي او بضاعة من المتجر الذي اضطرت هي او احد افراد عائلتها لإغلاقه بسبب الازمة الاقتصادية. كما يمكن لاي سيدة لا تملك مهارات خاصة ان تبيع من اغراضها التي هي شبه جديدة من الاكسسوار التي لم تعد بحاجة لها كالجزادين والثياب والهدايا او كتب او افلام او قطع اثاث صغيرة. هذا المشروع يحترم معايير السلامة والوقاية من كورونا اذ ان تواجد السيدات سيتنظم وفق مواعيد سابقة. وفي حال لم يكن بإمكان أي سيدة ان تترك اولادها مع أحد يمكن ان يرافقها أولادها الى "بيت ستات البيوت" حيث نؤمن لهم الانترنت مجاناً ليدرسوا اونلاين وصالة مخصصة لهم فيها كتب والعاب تربوية للمطالعة واللعب وتمضية الوقت بطريقة مفيدة دون ازعاج والدتهم لتتمكن من انهاء مهامها . نسعى في مشروع "بيت ستات البيوت" الى تأمين منزل حقيقي لسيداتنا والتخفيف من همومهم اليومية وتكاليفها المرتفعة. ولتحقيق هذا الهدف، نحن بحاجة الى تأمين كلفة تجهيز المنزل وفواتير الكهرباء والمياه، والى مساحيق تنظيف ومكونات للطبخ وهذا ما سنؤمنه بفضل دعمكم لنا بإذن الله ... ان جميع مساهماتكم وان كانت صغيرة ستساعدنا على سد الحاجات خاصة مساهمة المغتربين منكم التي سوف تساعدنا كثيراً بسبب فرق العملة. ‎على أمل ان تكونوا من اسرة "بيت ستات البيوت" وان تشعروا بأن ما نطرحه هو وليد حاجة ملحة طلبتها ستات البيوت ولمستم واقعها مما ترونه على وسائل الاعلام او من المقربين منكم او ربما تمرون بها انتم . نطلب من ربنا ان يحميكم من اي اذى على كل الاصعدة وخاصة الصحة. ولأي توضيح او تفاصيل يمكنكم التواصل معي على رقمي الخاص 03458198. شكرا سلف. Since one year and few months a lot of Lebanese became without any income mainly because of the economic and political crisis in Lebanon, the lockdown of covid-19, the damage caused by Beirut explosion and the rate of the dollar and the Lebanese pound value which increased the prices of the vital products and services. Therefore, many housewives are struggling to provide their vital needs and to do their everyday housework, such as cooking and laundry, mainly because of the expensiveness of the ingredients to assume these services and their heavy load that affect them to accomplish these tasks actually in many houses. They are also trying hard to take their families in charge by producing handmade items or by selling their old clothes, bags , accessories and their children books or DVDs or some furniture. This is why we came up with this project. “La maisonnette de Tanya” in my name because i will be handling it all the time on my own . It will be a place that will allow many housewives to visit it and benefit from its services for free in order to finish their vital housework. This house will be equipped with a washing and drying machine, allowing the ladies to do their laundry and dry it for free. While waiting the washing machine to finish her task they will also be able to use the kitchen, with all needed equipment such as oven, gas, spices, oil ,sauces, oignon garlic some vegetables meat or chicken, to cook healthy meals or to do their “mouneh”, or some cookies like cake or jam either by using their own ingredients or by using ingredients that we will offer them from the food boxes we recieve. They will give us also some healthy meals that we will distribute for the elders whom are not able to have meals everyday. “La maisonnette de Tanya” will also allow ANY lady to display and sell her items and products, that could be “mouneh” or handmade items that they created such artisanal soap or any handcraft item or any item able to be selled from anything she can sell as second hand item at a good condition and price . So the supporter and herself will benefit from this item . The house will definitely be safe for these ladies as we are respecting precautionary measures because the ladies and the supporters will visit the house upon a prior appointment in my presence insisting on all measures of protection such wearing masks and washing their hands and desinfecting everything after using it and respecting distance between us . In addition to this, housewives who cannot ensure a baby sitting for their children can bring them to the house, where we will provide internet for them to do their online studies, in addition to a special room furnished with books and educationnal games where they can have a quality time to let their mom finish quietly her task. In order to accomplish this mission, we are collecting the money in order to pay the house rent (in US dollars), the bills for electricity, water, gas internet and the ingredients for cooking and the detergents. Every single pound counts, thank you in advance for being a member of this family , for your generosity, compassion and support! May god bless you and protect you from any harm .

$250 raised of $3,000

Medical Campaigns

Medical

Help us support ending period poverty in Lebanon
The aim of this campaign is to support 50 women in vulnerable conditions by providing them with sanitary pads at reduced prices every month for one year. We will supply the sanitary pads to Therese for free, allowing her to sell them for the vulnerable women of the neighborhood at her Dekkéne in Gemmayze, at a subsidized price, and benefit herself from the profits in order to help her support the 3 families she’s responsible for. Reaching our target will allow us to support other small grocery shop owners like Therese. As a result of the economic crisis that hit Lebanon, the decimation of household incomes and hyperinflation of prices, a 500% increase in sanitary products has limited 66% of adolescent girls living in Lebanon from buying sanitary pads, and the percentage is still in increase. Families with reduced income are now forced to prioritize how they spend their tight budgets, women and girls from all backgrounds have suddenly found themselves struggling to purchase the items they need. A lack of education around periods means women and girls are more likely to turn to unsanitary, and potentially dangerous methods of coping with their periods when sanitary products are out of reach such as using newspapers, torn pieces of clothes, or even cardboards which could result in severe infections. NO WOMAN SHOULD CHOOSE BETWEEN FEEDING HERSELF AND HER FAMILY AND BUYING SANITARY PADS. Donate now and help us support girls and women in need across Lebanon to end period poverty.

$1,870 raised of $5,000