X

BUY NOW

The Stories Of Our Beneficiaries

June 30

Jana’s story

Jana, 35, Syrian Widow, Mother of five Homemaker   “ The Intisar Foundation drama therapy programme made me stronger. The facilitator would lead us through the sessions, telling us that we are, indeed, strong people. I found my strength through their words and our shared experiences.”   My name is Jana. I am a 35-year-old […]

READ MORE
June 30

Malake’s story

Malake, 56, Palestinian – Lebanese Widowed, Mother of five Working as a taxi driver   “I would love to encourage women to be strong. Women are indeed stronger than anyone can imagine, and they are capable of performing many different roles – the mother, the father, the educator, the provider, and yes, even the taxi […]

READ MORE
May 9

Maya’s story

Maya, 46, Palestinian Married, Mother of three Homemaker Lives in Shatila refugee camp, Beirut, Lebanon   “ When I stood on the stage with everyone in my drama therapy group looking at me and listening attentively, I felt something I never felt before in my life. Not being an important person, but a visible person. […]

READ MORE
May 9

Jameela’s story

Jameela, 50, Palestinian Married, Mother of six Homemaker Lives in Shatila refugee camp, Beirut, Lebanon   “ Until this day, I think about how I carried this tiny child in my arms and ran in the corridors of the Shatila Camp, blindly searching for safety, when I was just 17. We would run from one […]

READ MORE
March 22

Samia’s story

Samia, 52, Palestinian Married, Mother of three Lives in Shatila refugee camp, Beirut, Lebanon   “Go out, go to [social] centers and ask if they have programmes or activities that can help you improve in any way. Working on yourself is something essential, and you have to take the first step. Do not be ashamed […]

READ MORE
March 22

Amouna’s story

Amouna, 46, Palestinian Married, Unemployed Lives in Shatila refugee camp, Beirut, Lebanon   “Although life can be extremely difficult, I want to say to Arab women to stay strong and keep their faith. We can survive any circumstances we live through, but we do not always have to do it on our own. Intisar Foundation […]

READ MORE
January 27

Lisa’s story

Liza, 41, Lebanese Married, Mother of one Lives in Burj Hammoud, Lebanon   ” The explosion was so powerful that it threw my son and me against the wall. We assumed it was a rocket that struck our house, and I was screaming my heart out, losing control and not comprehending what had occurred. My hand, back, […]

READ MORE
January 27

Hana’s story

Hana, 65, Lebanese Married, Mother of two Employed Lives in Ashrafiye, Lebanon   ” After the 2020 Beirut blast, I didn’t fall apart but my house did. I had invested a lot of effort and money to make that house feel like home. However, I don’t care about the loses. I have been able to cope with […]

READ MORE
November 29

Lamia’s story

Lamia, 43, Palestinian-Syrian Married, Mother of four Lives Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut, Lebanon   ” Being a refugee has left me feeling defeated in a fight that I have never had a chance to win. ”   My name is Lamia. I am a 43 years old Palestinian-Syrian.   I studied until the seventh grade. […]

READ MORE
November 29

Um Ameer’s story

Um Ameer, 28, Syrian Mother of one son, Unemployed Living in Beirut, Lebanon   ” I felt like I was not a wife, but a maid. My family did not support me or stand by me because they thought it was normal to be treated like this. I felt alone in all my struggles.   […]

READ MORE
November 1

Amal’s story

Amal, 39, Palestinian Married, Mother of four Lives in Shatila Camp, Beirut, Lebanon   “I used to believe that a woman’s place was in the home, to mop and clean, because my family raised me with the mentality that women could not do this or that. Everything was forbidden.   My husband had surgery a […]

READ MORE
November 1

Afamia’s story

  Afamia, in her 40s, Syrian Married Arabic and the Quran teacher Lives in Tripoli, Lebanon   “While I was growing up, due to the backwards mentality in Aleppo (Syria), many people believed that studying was not a good option for girls, hence I was removed from school after 9th grade.   After the Intisar […]

READ MORE
September 5

Ayyat’s story

  “We had to flee to Lebanon to preserve our lives”   Ayyat, 30 Palestinian-Syrian refugee Married,  mother of 5 Unemployed Lives in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon   “The smallest things used to make me angry, often to the point that I behaved very negatively. For example, I would often hit my children when […]

READ MORE
September 4

Rajaa’s story

“I used to spend most of my time crying”   Rajaa, 50 Lebanese Divorced Single caretaker of a son with mental health issues Unemployed Lives in Beirut, Lebanon   “When my friends first advised me to join the Intisar Foundation drama therapy programme, they knew I had reached a state of helplessness. I was so exhausted mentally […]

READ MORE
September 3

Rose’s story

  “The weight of the secrets that I carry has now subsided”   Rose, 53 Lebanese Widow,  mother of 3 Artisan Lives in Beirut, Lebanon   “I now believe that if we do not talk about our troubles they will never get resolved. There were many things that I had never shared with anyone, but I was […]

READ MORE
September 2

Ruwayda’s story

  “I have a constant feeling of fear about life”   Ruwayda, 40 Lebanese Mother of 4 Unemployed Lives in Tripoli, Lebanon   “After the foundation’s drama therapy programme, I felt as if I was born again as a completely new and different person.”   “I have a stronger personality and now have friends who care […]

READ MORE
September 1

Fatima’s story

  “I have started to breathe and feel more”   Fatima, 42 Syrian Divorced,mother of 4 Entrepreneur Lives in Burj El Barjne Beirut, Lebanon   “When I was in Syria, I had a certain social status. I was a financially independent business woman. Yet, when the war happened, I became just a refugee.”   Fatima […]

READ MORE