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    Protecting Amina and her family from the elements

    Day 125

    A Roof Overhead

    Many of the families we’ve met in Zaatari Camp are multi-generational – grandparents, parents, and kids all living together in one space, and taking care of each other.

    Amina Suliman is one of those caregivers.

    She lives with her children and handicapped mother in one caravan. Though the caravan is small, they are happy to be together.

    The house has an open central room, but it was missing a ceiling. Even the bathroom had no ceiling! They can hardly spend any time in their central room because they are exposed to the elements – sun, wind, and rain. They even wear coats inside during the winter.

    “It is very hard to live without a ceiling either in winter or summer – it affected my family,” says Amina. “It is killing me every day to see them like this!”

    Our team knew we could ease this mother’s burden through some simple construction project. We put up a ceiling in the bathroom, along with flooring and kitchen upgrades to protect the home from insects and keep the family healthy and safe.

    Amina saw the construction and was overjoyed. “Now after what you’ve done I feel more secure. You took this burden off my shoulders – thank you!”

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