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Cooking in an actual kitchen.
Cooking is something we all do, but so many of us take for granted that we actually have a kitchen to cook in.
It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of any house. That is where our food is prepared and a lot of the bonding in families take place. For so many of the families, the place where they cook is small, dark and unventilated, using equipment that is not fit for handling food we put into our bodies.
We want to install basic kitchens, ranging from a few cupboards, to gas cookers to fridges, for families in need. With your contribution and through our connections, to promote recycling of existing products and to keep costs at a minimum, we want to try and make use of second hand kitchens whenever possible, installing appropriate items that fit the families needs so they can prepare meals.
Below are a few examples of families we would like to help. Remember, no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted!
Stories of kitchens we want to fix.
Um Mohammed's Kitchen.
Um Mohammed is a divorced mother of 5, having her mentally and physically disabled sister living with them in Ashrafieh, Amman. Without work, no support from the rest of the extended family and only basic social welfare benefits, putting money towards anything other than bare necessities is out of the question. We want to help.
Nidaa is a young mother of 3 children with a husband that is serving a 10-year prison sentence. With no access to social welfare, she teaches part time trying to make ends meet. While barely enough to bring home bare necessities, including medicine to her sick son, it’s not enough to put any money towards improving the state of her kitchen.
Um Ali's Kitchen.
This family lives in Sweileh, a neighborhood in the north of Amman. With a sick husband (70 years old) and 4 children not yet working age, income is limited. They live in a basement with one bedroom and one living room. The state of their kitchen is dreadful and we want to help making it a bit more bearable.