Beneficiary: Myassar Alsabah Alsamara
Fund Date: 01/2023
Age: 50 years old
Family members: 6
Skills and experience: Good experience as a pickup and taxi driver
Myassar Alsamara is originally from a modest family from a village called Kharba in the countryside of Daraa, which was occupied by armed groups after the outbreak of the war in Syria.
He is 50 years old, married to Sawsan Al-thibian, and they have three children: Tala born in 2004, Shadi 2007, and Fadi 2011, he lives with his family in Al-Dwalla neighborhood in Damascus. He was working as an employee in a government institution in the morning and after work, on his mini pickup as a driver along with his brother as they used to transport goods and products between areas.
However, during wartime conditions worsened, and shells began to hit the area heavily on daily basis, so Myassar sold the Pickup fearing its destruction.
Myasar continued his work and was trying hard to secure the living requirements for his family, but a great tragedy befell upon them in 2014 when his brother's wife died of an electric shock, which was a devastating matter to his brother, who committed suicide after her, leaving his three children without any parent.
That day, Myasar didn't only lose his brother but also became responsible for three young orphans under very difficult living conditions. He had to overcome his sorrows and surround his brother's children with his care and love to compensate them for the loss of their parents.
In 2021, Myassar retired from his work and his conditions were very difficult as he was living on aids from churches and charities and was in dire need of a project of his own that would secure him a decent and sustainable income.
Through the Micro Projects Program, Myassar was supported to purchase a Mini Pickup, which he considered his lifetime project that will be his only source of income, contributing to improving his family's living, and providing them with a decent living.