In Daf-AlSakher, a poor neighborhood in Jaramana, Bara’a (15 Y) and her parents and five brothers and sisters live in a one-room-house at an unfinished building that lacks protective windows and the basics necessities of human wellbeing.
The family was forced out of their hometown in Raqa many years ago and arrived in Jaramana (Rural Damascus) where they can stay safe and alive.
In few years Bara’a has grown to find herself sharing the responsibility of her family with her father. She has to challenge the difficult circumstances and work to support a family. “I am the elder child in my family. I collect plastic pieces, carry it on my head and sell it to make some money and buy food,” said the girl in self-confidence and a smile on her face. She has no hopes or dreams, but to be happy!
The girl still remembers that day when she returned from her school in Raqqa and found her house on the ground, except the kitchen. She didn’t find her clothes, dolls or even her favorite short story volume that was a gift from a close friend.
Her father wishes her to back to school, but he has no options. “I have nobody to help me, but you. The family is depending on you,” She said repeating her fathers’ words.
The family of Bara’a is not the only one who needs help in Syria.