When Abu Jaafer, one of our local collaborators, was visiting a local group of refugee families to learn more about the challenges they are facing, he encountered Abu Hussein. Through brief conversation, he learned that Abu Hussein has kids attending Hope Learning Center (one of our learning centers). He shared about how cold the winter gets where they live and how it’s hard to earn money for his family. Abu Jaafer shared with him that Cedars Network can provide help for him in the form of a food voucher and Abu Hussein started to laugh with joy!
A few months after using the voucher to purchase food for his family, Abu Hussein invited Abu Jaafer into his home. He greeted him by saying, “I’m not very rich, but my family has food. Life is hard here, but our lives have been changed because of the food vouchers.”