Beneficiary: George Alajjy
Fund Date: 02/2022
Age: 51 years old
Family members: 5
Skills and experience: 20 years of experience in the field of painting houses and buildings
George is 49 years old, married and a father of three children.
At the beginning of the crisis, George was living in the city of Jaramana, Damascus countryside. His life was going peacefully until the Syrian war began and the family started to suffer from the terrible situation.
To protect his family, George decided to sell his only house to secure enough money and get away from Jaramana, he went to the countryside of Homs and lived there for a few years. he wasn’t able to work there due to the difficult circumstances and started to spend his savings until the situation in the city of Jaramana settled down, so he returned and started over from scratch.
George went back to work in his profession as a painter and his wife started working in the field of make-up and beauty to support her husband financially, but after about three years, she began to suffer from Neuritis; inflammation of nerves in her hand and neck, pains which stopped her from working anymore.
George was forced to work long hours to take care of all the family expenses and keep them from poverty, but unfortunately, when he was working at the Nuns’ monastery in Bab Toma, he fell off the ladder from a height and lost consciousness so the nuns took him to the hospital. Due to the heavy fall, he had a broken nose in addition to a compound fracture in his wrist. It took him about 6 months to recover, but he was no longer able to work in the same profession.
When asked how he was managing his living since his injury, he said:
“You can manage to eat whether with 4000 SYP or 20,000 SYP, what’s worth the most to me is that we are healthy and together.”
George's story resembles the case of most Syrians affected by the war, yet he did not stop thanking the Lord for all the blessings in his life. By helping him, we are rescuing a family from destitution, and enabling them to have a decent and respected life.