Families

Selection Process

The families were selected by our Lebanon-based partner Al Majmoua based on financial and humanitarian needs.

Most families have been recipient of microcredits through Al Majmoua, and had their situation deteriorate dramatically over the last year. Al Majmoua knows each family, and has vetted them for severe financial needs whereby $200/month will materially improve their livelihood.

Currently Sponsored Families: 63

The list of families currently sponsored by generous donors is here

Sponsoring a Family for US$200/Month over 6 Months

  • Review the families profiles below. Names are redacted for privacy

  • To donate, click the button next to your chosen family and enter your credit details on Paypal

  • We will charge you US$230 every month for the next 6 months (total donation = US$1,380). US$200 go to the family, and US$30 covers the costs of payments and distribution of USD bills. See fees breakdown here

Donating a different amount

  • You can now donate any amount of your choice

  • We will aggregate the donations and release to a family once donations reach US$1,380 / 1,170 Euros ($200/month delivered to the family for 6 months)

  • The family will be randomly selected from the list below

Donate Any Amount

Donate US$50, 50 Euros, or any amount that you can afford.

Choose a Family to Sponsor

US$230/month for 6 months

YAJ19 - Intermittent work but not enough income. Household: 7, Kids: 5, Male, Sidon. Click to expand

Situation

The candidate works intermittently as a taxi driver to provide for the children and wife but doesn’t earn enough. His wife worked in house cleaning but had to stop after recently giving birth.

Professional background

  • Taxi driver

  • Monthly income: LBP 400,000

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 53

  • Location: Sidon

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Primary

  • Total household: 7

  • Kids: 5

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

MPK81 - Mother of one; forced to stop working to care for an elderly family member; income barely sufficient to cover rent and basic needs. Household: 4, Kids: 1, Female, Dora. Click to expand

Situation

The person seeking help was forced to stop working to care for an elderly family member. Her income is insufficient to pay rent and buy basic needs.

Professional background

  • Administrative Services

  • Monthly income: 0

  • Other income: LBP 1,200.000

Personal Profile

  • Age: 31

  • Location: Dora

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Vocational Training

  • Total household: 4

  • Kids: 1

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

GAI90 - Widow and a mother of two; forced to close her hair salon due to lockdown; expensive medical bills. Household: 3, Kids: 2, Female, Chtoura. Click to expand

Situation

A widow and a mother of two, she used to run a hair salon before the lockdown but now her income decreased. She used her husband's cab to work as a taxi driver and has expensive medical bills and basic family needs.

Professional background

  • Taxi Driver

  • Monthly income: LBP 450,000

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 46

  • Location: Chtoura

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Widow

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 3

  • Kids: 2

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

AMM24 - Heart disease patient with a weak sight; income not enough to buy the needed medications. Household: 2, Male, Douris. Click to expand

Situation

After having a heart attack, the candidate did the open heart surgery and his sight is getting weaker. His income is not enough to buy the needed medications.

Professional background

  • Calligrapher

  • Monthly income: LBP 1,200,000

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 56

  • Location: Douris

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: College

  • Total household: 2

  • Kids: 0

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

DMS73 - Lives with her mother and is the sole provide in the family; works at a hospital's kitchen for LBP 500,000 and her mother's medication cost LBP 400,000. Household: 2, Female, Halba. Click to expand

Situation

The person seeking help lives with her mother and earns a very low income from working at Rahal hospital's kitchen, which is not enough to cover her mother's expensive medical bill (LBP 400,000). She walks to work daily to save transportation cost and she might be losing her job soon.

Professional background

  • Worker at a hospital's kitchen

  • Monthly income: LBP 500,000

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 42

  • Location: Halba

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Single

  • Education: Vocational Training

  • Total household: 2

  • Kids: 0

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: Yes

NKA88 - Provides on-demand cleaning services and is the sole family provider; unemployed husband requires medical surgery. Household: 3, Kids: 1, Female, Chtoura. Click to expand

Situation

The person seeking help provides house cleaning services. She is the main family supporter and her husband is sick and requires a medical surgery, but she is unable to pay for it or for their house rent.

Professional background

  • Cleaning Services

  • Monthly income: LBP 600,000

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 58

  • Location: Chtoura

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Intermediary

  • Total household: 2

  • Kids: 1

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

KHI42 -Works for half a salary and workplace is far from home. Household: 4, Kids: 3, Male, Tripoli. Click to expand

Situation

Works for half a salary and workplace is far from home.

Professional background

  • Employee

  • Monthly income: 700,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 56

  • Location: Tripoli

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Widower

  • Education: Primary

  • Total household: 4

  • Kids: 3

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: Yes

MNS91 - Sole family provider; decreased income due to lockdown and the financial crisis; sick mother. Household: 3, Female, Marjaoun. Click to expand

Situation

She is her parents' sole breadwinner and her income decreases after the financial crisis and the lockdown. Her mother suffers from an incurable disease and has medical expenses.

Professional background

  • Perfume and Accessory Shop Employee

  • Monthly income: 600,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 24

  • Location: Marjaoun

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Single

  • Education: Intermediate

  • Total household: 3

  • Kids: 0

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

RNA44 -Previously a tattoo artist but work was suspended due to the crisis; husband was laid off and children are not registered in school. Household: 6, Kids: 4, Female, Dahiyeh. Click to expand

Situation

Previously a tattoo artist but work was suspended due to the crisis; husband was laid off and she was forced to sell her work equipment; children are not registered in school and the relies on food aid.

Professional background

  • Tattoo artist

  • Monthly income: 0

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 36

  • Location: Dahiyeh

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 6

  • Kids: 4

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

MTT45 -Decreased income due to the current situation; son suffers from electrical cerebral disease. Household: 5, Kids: 3, Male, Qana. Click to expand

Situation

Decreased income due to the current situation; son suffers from electrical cerebral disease and treatment is expensive.

Professional background

  • Transportation

  • Monthly income: 700,000 LBP

  • Other income: 400,000 LBP

Personal Profile

  • Age: 41

  • Location: Qana

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Primary

  • Total household: 5

  • Kids: 3

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

FSA48 -Suffers from multiple sclerosis and sells vegetables to support his family; wife is Syrian and unable to work. Household: 3, Kids: 1, Male, Koura. Click to expand

Situation

Suffers from multiple sclerosis with difficulty walking and chronic dizziness; unable to practice his profession; sells vegetables to support his family; wife is Syrian and unable to work to help with the daily expenses.

Professional background

  • Electricity Technician

  • Monthly income: Small amount, not specified

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 29

  • Location: Koura

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Technical School

  • Total household: 3

  • Kids: 1

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

FNN49 -Fingers amputated in a work accident and insignificant salary. Household: 5, Kids: 3, Male, Beirut. Click to expand

Situation

Fingers amputated in a work accident but was not compensated for the accident; monthly salary became almost insignificant.

Professional background

  • Part-time Employee

  • Monthly income: 650,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 52

  • Location: Beirut

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Primary

  • Total household: 5

  • Kids: 3

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: Social Security

KBY79 - Father of five, stopped working due to a health condition; income not enough to pay house rent and the basic needs. Household: 7, Kids: 5, Male, Dora. Click to expand

Situation

He has five children and a wife to support but due to a heart problem, he stopped working and is no longer able to pay rent and basic needs for the family.

Professional background

  • Unemployed

  • Monthly income: 0

  • Other income: LBP 1,500.000

Personal Profile

  • Age: 65

  • Location: Dora

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 7

  • Kids: 5

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

HAS50 -Income affected by to the pandemic closures; family member suffers from physical disability. Household: 6, Kids: 4, Male, Nabatieh. Click to expand

Situation

Works as a school janitor in a school and paid based on working days; income affected by to the closures due to the pandemic; 4 children, one of them suffers from a physical disability and lack of oxygen in the brain; wife suffers from kidney cysts.

Professional background

  • School Janitor

  • Monthly income: 700,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 48

  • Location: Nabatieh

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 6

  • Kids: 4

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: Yes

HRH51 -Worked as a clothes salesman but stopped due to a corneal operation. Household: 4, Kids: 2, Male, Nabatieh. Click to expand

Situation

Worked as a clothes salesman but stopped due to a corneal operation.

Professional background

  • Sales

  • Monthly income: 800,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 54

  • Location: Nabatieh

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 4

  • Kids: 2

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

FFK82 - Both parents unemployed; daughter with a low income and old mother requires medical attention. Household: 6, Kids: 3, Female, Dora. Click to expand

Situation

The person seeking help must take care of her 90-year old mother who requires medical attention. Her daughter is a low-wage worker and the husband is no longer working.

Professional background

  • Unemployed

  • Monthly income: 0

  • Other income: LBP 1,000.000

Personal Profile

  • Age: 56

  • Location: Dora

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 6

  • Kids: 3

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

LYJ52 - Unemployed and husband work decreased by 80%; rely on aids. Household: 4, Kids: 2, Female, Nabatieh. Click to expand

Situation

She works as a private tutor, but has lost the few students she had, and currently is not working. The husband works in the field of home cooking . His work has decreased by 80%. Currently, they live from the assistance of associations and sometimes the help of her brother in law.

Professional background

  • Private Tutoring

  • Monthly income: 500,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 34

  • Location: Nabatieh

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: High School

  • Total household: 4

  • Kids: 2

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

MKC53 - Work declined due to the crisis; husband stopped working and facing difficulties supporting their family. Household: 4, Kids: 2, Female, Marjayoun. Click to expand

Situation

Work declined due to the crisis and no other income; husband stopped working in a restaurant and facing difficulties supporting their family.

Professional background

  • At-home Hairdresser

  • Monthly income: 600,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 37

  • Location: Marjayoun

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 4

  • Kids: 2

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

TYF83 - Sole family provider; responsible for her mother and can't afford to buy enough food. Household: 5, Female, Koura. Click to expand

Situation

Being the sole provider in the family, the person seeking help is taking care of mother who requires an urgent medical surgery. The family relies on planted produced near the house as they are unable to buy stored food.

Professional background

  • Nursing

  • Monthly income: Half a salary

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 43

  • Location: Koura

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Single

  • Education: Vocational Training

  • Total household: 5

  • Kids: 0

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: Yes

SMY55 - Daughter with special needs and requires an expensive surgery; husband is laid off. Household: 6, Kids: 4, Female, Ain el Helweh. Click to expand

Situation

Daughter with special needs and requires a surgery that costs 27 million LBP; in addition to the costs of a device and post operation physical therapy; husband was laid off and working as bread distributor.

Professional background

  • Sales

  • Monthly income: 500,000 LBP

  • Other income: 1,000,000 LBP

Personal Profile

  • Age: 43

  • Location: Ain el Helweh

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: High School

  • Total household: 6

  • Kids: 4

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

SMY56 - Laid off and currently selling vegetables for a living; unable to pay the house rent. Household: 3, Kids: 1, Male, Ain el Helweh. Click to expand

Situation

Laid off and currently selling vegetables for a living; unable to pay his house rent.

Professional background

  • Vegetables Sales

  • Monthly income: 500,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 30

  • Location: Ain el Helweh

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Primary

  • Total household: 3

  • Kids: 1

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

NRA77 - Unable to pay his business rent which might lose him his business; expecting his first baby soon. Household: 2, Male, Dora. Click to expand

Situation

This soon-to-be father is unable to pay for his business rent, which puts him at risk of losing the location. Due to the country's situation, his business is not generating enough income to support him.

Professional background

  • Restaurant and Coffee Shop

  • Monthly income: 0

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 34

  • Location: Dora

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Single

  • Education: College

  • Total household: 2

  • Kids: 0

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

HMI57 - Unemployed husband and wife. Household: 7, Kids: 5, Male, Saida. Click to expand

Situation

Had two jobs (one at a pastry shop and one at a municipality); wife managed a small candy shop; lost both jobs and wife's income is insufficient so they closed the shop; currently lives with his parents and wife working as a cleaning lady.

Professional background

  • Chef/unemployed

  • Monthly income: 0

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 38

  • Location: Saida

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 7

  • Kids: 5

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

MSK59 - Lost his job and health insurance; wife works in a bakery. Household: 9, Kids: 7, Male, Tyre. Click to expand

Situation

Lost his job at a supermarket and his health insurance; owns a minivan to transport employees for a monthly income of 900,000 LBP; wife works in a bakery for a monthly income of 600,000 LBP; has 7 children and insufficient income.

Professional background

  • Transportation

  • Monthly income: 900,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 49

  • Location: Tyre

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Illiterate

  • Total household: 9

  • Kids: 7

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

AHM60 - Suffers from chronic diseases and requires permanent treatment; injury forced him to stop working. Household: 3, Kids: 1, Male, Sarafand. Click to expand

Situation

Suffers from chronic diseases (diabetes, high blood pressure) which led to a stroke in his foot and requires permanent treatment; injury forced him to stop working.

Professional background

  • Bakery Worker

  • Monthly income: 500,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 47

  • Location: Sarafand

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: High School

  • Total household: 3

  • Kids: 1

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

AAA64 - Husband and wife unemployed. Household: 5, Kids: 3, Female, Tyre. Click to expand

Situation

Sold clothes at home and stopped due to her inability to purchase new items and collect debts from her clients; husband work as a delivery man was suspended.

Professional background

  • Sales

  • Monthly income: 700,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 36

  • Location: Tyre

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 5

  • Kids: 3

  • Elderly / Disabled: 0

  • Health insurance: No

GHM65 - Wife has special needs and in charge for her sick mother; currently unemployed. Household: 5, Kids: 0, Female, Baalbeck. Click to expand

Situation

She has special needs (mobility) and is responsible for her sick incapacitated mother; currently unemployed.

Professional background

  • Condolences Services

  • Monthly income: 100,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 54

  • Location: Baalbeck

  • Gender: Female

  • Marital Status: Single

  • Education: College

  • Total household: 5

  • Kids: 0

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

MMH67 - Heart patient and partially unemployed due to his illness; dependent mother with medical expenses. Household: 7, Kids: 4, Male, Chtoura. Click to expand

Situation

Heart patient and partially unemployed due to his illness; his sole income comes from renting out two rooms for the sum of 600,000 LBP; mother lives with him and has medical expenses.

Professional background

  • School Bus Driver

  • Monthly income: 0

  • Other income: 600,000 LBP

Personal Profile

  • Age: 48

  • Location: Chtoura

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 7

  • Kids: 4

  • Elderly / Disabled: 1

  • Health insurance: No

HSA71 - Two sons with poor health condition and low income. Household: 5, Kids: 3, Male, Douris. Click to expand

Situation

Has two sons in poor health condition (7-year-old son has nerves problems and 10-year-old daughter has heart problems and requires an open heart operation before she reaches the age of 21); reduced salary to half.

Professional background

  • Employee

  • Monthly income: 600,000 LBP

  • Other income: 0

Personal Profile

  • Age: 41

  • Location: Douris

  • Gender: Male

  • Marital Status: Married

  • Education: Secondary

  • Total household: 5

  • Kids: 3

  • Elderly / Disabled: 2

  • Health insurance: No

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