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    Helping Haytham provide for his family

    Day 179

    One Stop Shop

    Haytham has been living in Za’atari Refugee Camp with his family ever since it was established five years ago. But the only job he could find to support his wife and three children was doing back-breaking work in the tomato fields with his son.

    “Life has been so hard on this man!” said Manar, the coordinator the Youth Center. “He knocked on as many doors as he could to find a decent job, but nothing ever turned up.”

    His kids even had to occasionally stop going to school because he couldn’t provide for their basic needs, like clothing, school supplies, and food.

    The team in Jordan had an idea. Why not help Haytham set up a small shop inside the camp, so he could better provide for his family?

    This small amount of income will also ensure his children can stay in school. His eldest son is now preparing to take final exams for graduation, and we’re hopeful this shop will ensure he can focus on passing the exams and looking toward the future.

    Such a big return on a small investment!

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