“I preferred to stay home with my children despite it being completely burned down, but my feelings now are indescribable,” Bouthaina says after her house was rehabilitated in Kernaz, rural Hama.
The thirty-year-old mother is the sole breadwinner of two children (6 and 7 years old). After the death of her husband, their house was affected during the Syrian crisis, and her income from working as an employee did not enable her to rehabilitate it or move to another house.
“She barely provided food for the children,” as Bouthaina said,
and she was forced to stay in it.
Until the Syrian Arab Red Crescent implemented a project to restore it.
“When I look at the house today, I feel that a miracle has happened, because I had no one to help me,” Bouthaina says about the rehabilitation of the house,
which included restoring and painting the walls, installing doors and windows, in addition to a water tank, and repairing sanitary facilities.
Noting that it is among 91 houses (inhabited by 637 people) included in SARC project in Hama during 2022 and 2023, and supported by the International Committee of The Red Cross.