ACTNews, GAZA - Sameha Salama Eid Khalifa and their children, Zayn (6) and Mohammed (2) have to live without the presence of a husband and a father. Sameha’s husband was killed by Israeli soldiers in 2019. Since childhood, Zein and Muhammad have been fatherless.
Sameha and her two children currently live in Albureij, Gaza. It is difficult for her to get a job to support her family as the unemployment rate in Gaza soars.
Every month, Sameha receives an allowance of USD 50 from a local social organization. However, this is not enough to cover the daily expenses of Sameha and her children. Each month, she needs at least USD 350 to cover the food, clothing, housing, and education expenses.
Sister Family Palestine Indonesia Comes to Help
Responding to the difficulties faced by poor families like Sameha’s, ACT launched the Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia that connects Palestinian families in need with families in Indonesia who will financially support them. Through this program, bonds of brotherhood are established between the Indonesian and Palestinian families.
“You can donate any amount in accordance with your ability up to IDR 5,000,000 for this program," said Andi Noor Faradiba from Global Humanity Response - ACT at the launch of the Sister Family Palestine-Indonesia in February.
The Indonesian families, as donors, will receive information about Palestinian families whom they will support. In addition, ACT will also facilitate the online meetings of these two families.