The small enterprise paves the way for Abdullah to back to university
looking for safety and stability forced Abdullah to leave his hometown in Raqa and suffer a displacement journey to Lattakia. He has experienced unprecedented hard times and worked in many small jobs in order to meet his needs, but that wasn’t in vain as it helped him master different skills and define his steps in the work field.
It wasn’t his own decision to give up the university education. The tough circumstances obliged him to drop out and work to afford his family after his father had passed away.
During those times, Abdullah had just wanted to feel stability and food security. In his own words, the opportunity shined when “I glanced an advertisement by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent calling for small enterprises grants admission. I found that I am eligible and applied for the grant having in mind to open a small grocery depending on my previous experiences and hopes to improve my living conditions and sustain my family’s stability in a better house.”
He got the grant and opened the grocery. Just then he felt himself in a good position to back to his university although he was 29 years old. “Looking for opportunity is the key to success and the remedy to despair,” said Abdullah. Today, his dreams are growing as he wants to move back with his own project to Raqa.
It is worth mention that the small enterprise grants, supported by the ICRC, are aimed at enhancing the capacities of the affected people and help them recover and regain their livelihoods.