Back to their roots: two brothers revive a family tradition

Joseph and Carlos are two brothers living in Andket, Akkar; they work on farming a plot of land that the family has owned for more than sixty years. Joseph was a mechanical engineer working abroad and Carlos handled construction projects. Nine years ago, Joseph went back to his village while Carlos stopped working and theyContinue reading “Back to their roots: two brothers revive a family tradition”

Hayat, a store owner in South Lebanon, builds a community of business owners after AFDAL courses

Hayat is proud to say that she opened her small shop in Baraachit, South Lebanon, 20 years ago. She says that during her three pregnancies, she didn’t stop working until giving birth. “I consider this store my home, I practically live here,” she says. After years of growing her store, she decided to start farming.Continue reading Hayat, a store owner in South Lebanon, builds a community of business owners after AFDAL courses

I sold a lot of things to be able to eat before CARE intervened, like the microwave and the big television

Fadia* is 46 years old, and her husband Hicham is a carpenter. He worked until the end of 2021 in one of the most important carpentry workshops in Tripoli. “My husband suffers from osteoarthritis in his hands, he can no longer work like before, that’s why he was kicked out,” says Fadia*, a mother ofContinue reading “I sold a lot of things to be able to eat before CARE intervened, like the microwave and the big television”

Children need everything. We can deprive ourselves, even of our medicines, which have become very expensive, but children need a lot to grow up healthy

Lina* is 62 years old and her husband Elie*is 71. Until his retirement a few years ago, Elie* was a school bus driver. “We have never been rich but we have never lived in need. Before the crisis in Lebanon, we did not reach out to anyone. My husband had received his severance pay. MyContinue reading “Children need everything. We can deprive ourselves, even of our medicines, which have become very expensive, but children need a lot to grow up healthy”

“I wonder what I’m going to do when CARE project stops”

Badia is 49 years old. This mother of two, aged 15 and 8, has never worked. She lives with her husband much older than her and her small family, in a small house in Tripoli, consisting of a bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom. For all furniture, Badia has only a worn bed and anContinue reading ““I wonder what I’m going to do when CARE project stops””

Press Release: Two-Year Commemoration of the Beirut Blast

Beirut, 4 August 2022-  “May this second commemoration of the Beirut blast be used to give courage and strength to the Lebanese communities to restore a better environment for the future of Lebanon, where everyone can afford their basic necessities,” says Bujar Hoxha. Lebanon today marks the second commemoration of the Beirut Blast. The 2020Continue reading “Press Release: Two-Year Commemoration of the Beirut Blast”

La crisi del grano strangola il Libano: “La situazione è già disperata. E continua a peggiorare”

Intervista con Bujar Hoxha, direttore di Care International: “La guerra in Ucraina pesa tantissimo, la maggior parte degli approvvigionamenti veniva da lì” Fermo immagine uno: gli uccelli neri che tutte le sere al tramonto si alzano in volo intorno ai silos del grano di Beirut, distrutti dall’esplosione del 4 agosto 2020 che provocò la morteContinue reading “La crisi del grano strangola il Libano: “La situazione è già disperata. E continua a peggiorare””