Our Stories

  • Sitting on hilltops, the neighbouring villages of Allar and Saida were far from the wells in the valley below. Access to water presented a daily burden. Residents spent a large part of their resources on collecting water, leaving only limited time and money for other investments.

  • After my father passed away, I had to work in our land to support my family. We plant vegetables and other products. We produce so much waste and we used to throw it out or burn it in open spaces.” Yasmeen, who is the breadwinner for her 13 family members, explains.

  • Creating safe playgrounds for children with disabilities and conserving the environment from solid waste was an idea sparked from the community’s assessment for their need to alleviate the dire state of their local environment.

  • Date farmers in Gaza traditionally supplement their income by rearing animals. But, animal fodder, which is imported from Israel, always added extra burdens on the meagre budgets of poor date farming households.

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