Beneficiary: Elias Zghen
Fund Date: 03/2019
Age: 41 years old
Family members: 4
My name is Elias Zghen, 37 years old from Aleppo, Syria.
I am married to Maria Toutinji, we have two children; Rita 9 years old, and George 4 years.
I am also responsible for my brother Rami who is autistic, he is 30 years old, and he has been living with me since the beginning of the war, I take care of all his needs, my other brother George recently started to help me in this matter.
I used to work as a sales representative for cars accessories in the Saudi company “Betromin” here in Syria, that was before the war in 2012, but due to the deterioration of the economic situation and the difficulties of importation and exportation movement, the company closed completely.
I was in front of a crossroad, I couldn’t work in my field of experience anymore, I started working on a taxi, the owner would take a percentage from the profits and any repairments were on my cost.
I’ve been working in the same job for the last seven years, without any progress in my life.
Owning a house or a car is like a dream now, everything is very expensive and the rents are high, since me and Maria got married, we have been moving from a house to another, all in rents and every time the owner start raising the cost until we can’t afford it anymore.
the church help us with the rent of our current wife, but I need to have a better income and that’s why I applied for a taxi, it will provide the stability that I need in my life and hopefully my dream will come true in having my own car to work on.