Today we celebrate Grandmother's Day

Lebanon

Escalating since October 2019, the political and economic crisis is driving Lebanon to the brink of bankruptcy. The tragic situation has been exacerbated by a gigantic explosion of chemicals stored in Beirut’s seaport. The middle class has virtually ceased to exist. Educated citizens are fleeing hyperinflation, rising unemployment, power cuts and fuel shortages.

Overview:
  • Since the beginning of the crisis, the Lebanese pound has lost more than 90% of of its value
  • Food prices increased by 400 % between January and December 2020.
  • GDP fell by 20.3% (2020)
  • 78% of the Lebanese population (3 million people) live in poverty. Extreme poverty has affected 36% of Lebanese (1.38 million)
  • there is a nationwide shortage of essential medicines
  • prolonged power and fuel shortages (up to 20 hours a day) are paralysing the daily lives of the Lebanese
We provide medication, food and basic hygiene and sanitation products for

250

chronically ill and destitute people

21.01.2023

Aida is a grandmother, living in Lebanon – a country where the value of the local currency drops so much every day that buying a loaf of bread puts a serious strain on the household budget.

A searing cold seeps into the rooms that Aida and Jeanne, her daughter, cannot heat. They can no longer afford to buy fuel oil. The cold doesn’t help with the chronic pain that Aida’s grandmother has been dealing with for years.

Today is Grandmother’s Day, a holiday that expresses our gratitude for the effort put into raising our grandchildren. Aida’s granddaughter is still too young to understand the difficulties the whole family faces. Her gift is the sincerest loving child’s arms with which she hugs Aida on this cold January morning. It is a kiss on her grandmother’s cold cheek. We dream of giving her one more gift – fuel oil and really effective painkillers that she has not been able to afford since the crisis broke out in 2019.

If you have a spare place in your heart for Grandma Aida, we ask you to buy a voucher for fuel oil or a package of medicines to give as a beautiful gift today.

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,420 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR