Lebanon 2022

For years, I have been  supporting charities, but I have always been left wondering what happens to the donations. That was until I discovered Global Helping Hands (GHH) and had the opportunity to speak with its founder.  After expressing my interest in joining them on a future project, I was honoured when GHH offered me the chance to participate in Ramadan 2022.  It was an experience that I will never forget, and it truly changed my life.

If you ever feel like you are losing hope, I highly recommend visiting a refugee camp. It is a humbling experience that will make you appreciate all the blessings you have in your life. During my trip, I witnessed the living conditions that refugees endure, the losses they have suffered and the constant fear of being forced out of their homes.

It is shocking to learn that an average refugee family of five receives only $12 per month, which they must use to pay for rent, food, water, fuel, and other necessities. Imagine having to take a cold shower during the winter months, sleeping in a cramped tent with five or more people and sharing bathroom facilities with over 60 families.

There are millions of people around the world who are suffering,  I understand that some may only have an affinity for their own country, the Syrian refugees have won my heart. I intend to support them throughout the year and return next year (Inshah'Allah).

It is important to remember that the needs of refugees are ongoing and we must continue to show our support . Please take a moment to watch the videos below and consider donating to my cause.  Every little bit helps and together we can make a difference. 

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Day 1

Day 2

This was a very emotional day.  The people of Katermaya camp won our hearts.  Three orphan kids who sleep on the floor, hygiene standards of the children bought us to tears.  

We wanted to give the people of Katermaya a surprise Iftar.  After we finished visiting the other sites we returned back in the evening.  We were so busy that we forgot to get dates/water to open our fasts while driving back to Katermaya.  While stationary at traffic lights a hand comes in the window offering us dates/water to open our fast.

Day 3

Day 4

People queued for hours for the equivelant of $20!  To us it doesn't seem like much but to the refugees it means eating for a month.

Day 5

We transfered over night to Arsal.  The mountain region near the boarder of Syria.  At first glance I thought these guys have it good as all the tents looked decent.  It was only in the morning that I realised how cold (5c) it was and it doesn't help that Lebanon turns off the power over night due to its own econmic situation.  It was then I realised how difficult these people have it yet they get up and try every day.

The next time you think you haven't had a holiday in a while, think of those people who have been living in these conditions for 10 years with no hope in sight.

Day 6

Day 7

Three beautiful orphans, if I could I would adopt them in a heartbeat.