The lack of proper accommodation remains an obstacle for many Syrians who are considering moving back to where they lived before the beginning of the war. In the past 5 years and in collaboration with FMEEC, we have supported the rehabilitation of 278 homes in Syria, enabling families affected by the war to stay in or to return to their homes and communities. This is the story of one of these families.
When you called us to tell us we had been selected for the project, it felt like the biggest celebration. We instantly felt hope living in our hearts again and started to feel safer. We have knocked on many doors before but no one has ever answered our cry for help like you did. My wife goes home every day to see how the rehabilitation is going. The team asks about her opinion on everything they do, and she gets to pick the colors and make decisions when it comes to details or finish. We feel like we are renovating our house ourselves.
Our children are so excited, because the house has a backyard where they are able to play. I am convinced the future of my children will be better, as they live a more stable life in a house that we own. This will help them feel safer and be more successful in school.