The cruelty of time couldn’t hide the smile you get from her when you come to taste her backed pies, which provide an honorable life for three children and a sick husband. Om Ali holds the heavy responsibility of providing all the needs of her family depending on what she makes of Tanour bread and different pastries, which she started to make and sell at the roadside to manage to rent a simple place and turn it to a bakery visited by her clients, years later. While her sons rely on their mother’s toughness and strength, she in turn relies… Read More »
Nine months were enough to reignite the passion of fashion design in Izdehar, after she got a sewing machine from SARC Branch in Aleppo. It was a moment of her take off and start production, as the crises left her alone without a provider, and she has to raise her kids by her own, Izdehar is optimistic who talks about tomorrow in confidence saying: “my sewing project will grow and succeed and I will teach other women to participate in my production, the past and its pains are over, but the future is still to come.
Behind this machine, time stops being slow and accelerates as Mrs. Hamida starts sewing whatever she deems appropriate from clothes to pillows and coverings to meet her clients tastes and to gain an income to provide for her family. Hamida says: “Raising 5 kids is not easy especially that I lost my husband and my house. I had to start from scratch and be strong for my kids. Life shall continue regardless of all these loses”. In fact, the life of this Syrian mother in a better way after she intended to work on a sewing machine provided by SARC… Read More »
“There on my grandmother’s lap the world seems warmer. I feel safe while she tells us stories. For me, she is a mother and a father” This is what Batoul says about her grandmother who takes care of her after the family’s breadwinner passed away in the crisis. Um Manhal who takes care of raising her three grandchildren, she seeks to secure all their needs using her skills in baking bread and her earnings from vegetables planted at her own house garden that was funded by one of the livelihood support projects in SARC Lattakia. Grandma looks forward to the… Read More »
A mother from Rural Damascus grants the dolls to deliver joy to people’s hearts. These dolls made of wool, require Om Ammar to choose and arrange colors, then weave then manually, granting each doll a unique character while maintaining their beautiful smiles. And leaves the buyer with the opportunity to choose the dolls’ names to be closer to them and more relevant to their memories. Om Ammar gained the skill of making toys and other pieces of wool by participating in “Principles of wool knitting” organized by the SARC Social Center in Sehnaya which helped her to start her own… Read More »