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A Story of Hope

By Leen Alqudsi.

Have you ever thought of having a pet?
And what about a donkey inside a house?!
Abu Ameen had one!

Abu Ameen is a disabled man who lives with his family in Al-Hurriyah area.
His house was completely made of mud, he depended on a donkey! A donkey to help him in collecting T-cans!

He forced his children to dropout of school to help him in moving and working.
When it rains, Abu Ameen used to cover the donkey with a blanket or enter it inside the house to protect it because it’s their only source of income!

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In one of winter’s rainstorms, the roof of the house had fell.
At first, IRAQ Builders team had fixed the roof as a temporary solution, then the team decided to build a complete house for this family, the whole cost was 5 Million Iraqi Dinars!

After sharing Abu Ameen’s story on one of the volunteers’ profile on Facebook, a benefactor abroad had e-mailed the team and donated the whole amount that was needed for the family that the team was able to finish the house and buy a motocar for the father to work with instead of the donkey.

His children Ameen, Yousif and Hawra’a are back to school and for Ali, his 12-years old son, he can’t because he has a squint and needs to be corrected.

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The family’s life has changed extremely..

By the help of the humanitarians,
The family has a house to live in,
The father has a better way to earn living and
The children are studying, on their way to achieve their dreams!

The Mission 16 was a beginning of a hope story to end a painful one

 

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