February 19, 2024

I knocked on every door

MEET RANIA We are Lebanese and our situation is just as bad as the country’s situation. Our biggest trial has been the death of my son-in-law, who passed away at the age of 39 because of COVID. My widowed daughter […]
December 11, 2023

Our hope is to be back before Christmas

MEET MAHA My name is Maha. I am married to Joseph and we have five children who are grown up or studying. We are currently displaced from Rmeish, a beautiful village in the South right near the border. Back in […]
July 25, 2023

A time to reap

In response to the brutal worsening of the economic situation in Lebanon, which led to massive unemployment and food insecurity, MERATH initiated in 2021 sustainable agriculture projects through three local partner churches in Lebanon. The goal was to provide much […]
July 24, 2023

What a joy seeing the fruits of our labor!

MEET BAHAA My name is Bahaa and I am in charge of overseeing the sustainable agriculture project our church is working on with MERATH. Prior to that, we had already been working with MEARTH on winter distributions, which helped us […]
July 12, 2023

A sweet and sour end to the school year

This month, around 1,600 children successfully finished the school year in the 8 learning centers we support in Lebanon. We believe the impact of the education centers in the children’ lives and communities will help them be less vulnerable through […]
July 7, 2023

This center is the only one I trust my kids with

MEET VIVIENNE The pediatrician at our partner health center who takes care of Vivienne’s sons. My name is Viviane and I have two sons, Hamid who is three years and two months old, and Nadim who is one year and […]
July 5, 2023

Finally able to help my husband provide

MEET MAHA Maha practicing her newly acquired sewing skills.  I am Maha and I am from Raqaa in Syria. Because of the war, my husband fled first to Lebanon, to prepare for our arrival. I later joined him with our […]
July 3, 2023

Just graduated and so proud of myself!

MEET JANA Jana (right) and her siblings and mother at the education center’s 2022-2023 graduation My name is Jana and I am 14 years old. I have 2 older brothers and 4 younger siblings (10, 8, 2, and 1 year […]
April 6, 2023

Thirsty to know more

MEET RANA My name is Rana, I am from Syria. We came to Lebanon as soon as the war in Syria started. I was only 6 years old, so I was raised here and I barely remember anything about Syria. […]
November 1, 2022

Winter in the time of Cholera

After more than 11 years of conflict in Syria and three years of compounding crises in Lebanon, there still doesn’t seem to be any hope in sight. As food insecurity soars, desperation increases proportionally to humanitarian needs. Now, just as […]