After the initial learning phase, we received orders for thousands of winter blankets which were going to be distributed to vulnerable families in Lebanon. We were so excited! We used to come at 7 in the morning and stay late in the evening. If it wasn’t for the electricity being cut off at night, we would have kept working and working! With the money I earned from this project, I was able to pay off all the debt I had accumulated since the death of my son.
The mask sewing project is helping us so much! For starters, I am earning more money through it, which is much needed right now.But we are also aware that these masks will be distributed to families in need, and help protect them from the coronavirus and prevent the spread of the virus in the country. This makes us feel very thankful and proud.
 MERATH’s local partner in one of Beirut’s most impoverished suburbs