Help 20 families stay in their homelands!

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Once again, this can make the difference between a family staying in their homeland, where Christians have been for 2000 years, or leaving and adding to the world migration crisis.

  • In Lebanon, in addition to paying a small stipend to our part-time coordinator, we will support, once again, our friend Sister Souraya and the convent and icon studio.
  • Our friend Joe, who runs the “Grizzly Gym” in downtown Beirut, which was badly damaged by the port explosion last year, needs additional help to keep his business running - he has 9 employees - so 9 families will be assisted (see his message to you all, recorded in June:
  • Also in Lebanon, we will be helping for the first time, the carpentry business of Fadi Hashem, who supports his parents and sister. His father, at 90 years old, is no longer able to run the business, which has 4 full-time employees and 2 part-time (7 families helped) - so to ensure stability and a future, Nasarean is offering our support. (Workshop pic above, right)
  • In Iraq we will support two start-ups: A food kiosk outside the shrine of St. Barbara, in the town of Karamless, which I have visited several times. Occupied and badly damaged by ISIS, it is slowly recovering. The kiosk is owned by Bassan Slewa, who has 7 in his family. (Kiosk pic above, center)
  • We also hope to support a general goods store in Qaraqosh, owned by two partners, Moayad Bakter, who has 6 in his family, and Melad Behnam, who has a family of 3. (Store pic above, left)