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Haneen & Siblings

Haneen, 14, Ayat, 12,  Zahra, 8 “My father used to have a fruit and vegetable stand. That’s how he provided for us. But one day he went to the doctor and found out that he had diabetes. The doctor prescribed him medication so that he could get better. But my father couldn’t afford the medication. So, his condition kept getting worse and worse until he passed away five years ago. “He used to make about twenty dollars a day. And [...]

Kawthar & Siblings

Kawthar, 13, Batool, 12,  Baneen, 10, Hajer, 3, & Malak, 2 “About a year ago, my father took my sisters and I to the market to get school supplies. After we had finished shopping, we were driving home, when all of a sudden, my father suffered a stroke. Our car started going in reverse and drove into a government building." "My sisters fell to the floor of the car, my mother hit her head on the windshield and went into [...]

Fatema & Siblings

Fatema, 7, Jood, 7,  Noor, 5, & Zahra, 4 We were on our way to visit another family when a woman came out of her house and started shouting, “Save me! Save my children! I will kiss your hands—just please save me, and save my kids!” We approached her and heard her story. “My husband had an infection in his liver. It’s genetic, I think, because his whole family has it. He used to support me and my four children. [...]

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