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Training of beneficiaries in the Small-Grants Project funded by KSrelief

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Following-up to the implementation of the Small-Grants Project in the northern countryside of Aleppo, funded by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.
After collecting the applicants’ requests to the project in Al-Bab and Jarablus cities and verifying these requests to reach the most people in need and eligible beneficiaries who were selected after ensuring that their applications were aligned with the criteria set for this project. The beneficiaries were trained in groups of 25 or 30 trainees to ensure that the idea was well explained and get the best possible result. The training subjects concentrate on project planning and implementation, writing proposals, conducting economic studies of these projects, taking into account the principles of safety and security at work and environmental principles.
Through this training, IhsanRD aims to support beneficiaries in planning and developing their ideas and giving them the opportunity to increase income and achieve sustainability in their future projects. On the other hand, the training courses will support the beneficiaries to apply for subsequent grants to support them for the implementation of their future projects.
The Small-Grants Project is part of many projects funded by KSrelief in several Syrian governorates aimed at strengthening the resilience of the Syrians to face the harsh conditions they have suffered since the beginning of the war, also, aim to transfer beneficiaries from the state of dependence on relief assistance to work and production.

Mamdouh goes back to growing wheat in his field

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Mamdouh Saleh, 55, from Al Hawash village in Hama countryside.
He and his family with eight children faced harsh conditions because of the war. Their displacement journey from their village continued for three years, where they forced to flee to Atmeh camp near the Turkish border.
When the situation began to stable, Mamdouh returned to the village to find his field barren and lifeless. He had to leave it without cultivation because he could not afford the reclamation costs. He had to work with his daughters in his neighbors’ farms for a living.
Mamdouh found a chance to return to cultivate his field through the Wheat Support Project implemented by IhsanRD funded by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre. He began planting his farm this year after receiving the seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides and the following guidance from the agricultural experts within the project team.
Mamdouh expressed great pleasure and optimism that the cultivation of his land will enable him this year to dispense with the work for others and improve his family’s situation.

IhsanRD has launched Olive Tree Support project in southern Idlib countryside

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What do olive trees mean to the people of Idlib?
They are not just a source of food, they are a source of pride and a reason for staying.
Learn more about how IhsanRD supports olive farmers and the livelihoods of working women.

The project aims to empower mid-size olive farmers through supporting the value chain of olives trees in northern Syria – Idleb province (Kafar Nobol and Hass) communities, where 600 olive farmers will be supported, each farmer will receive inputs and services such as empty olive oil tin-tank, linoleum sheets pruning scissor and saw, balanced fertilizer. In addition to that, olive harvesting service will be provided by securing 640 women daily workers for harvesting olive trees within Cash For Work program at IhsanRD. The workers were selected from women who are residents or displaced women in this area who have no income and can work. Weakness criteria were considered in the selection of working women who are head of their families or have special needs case within the family.
Also providing autumn tillage, and olive oil analysis service for each farmer with the provision of marketing labels.
Training sessions will be held for 10% of the beneficiaries both theoretical training and in the field in order to raise the level of knowledge and develop the practice of the trainees.

Electronic food voucher project

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Mrs. Amira fled out with her children from the besieged Ghouta towards northern Syria.
“During the siege we couldn’t afford to live, and couldn’t find anything to eat except for the grass we collect.
Now, I can see happiness on my children’s faces while they having what they have used to eat everyday”.
During the month of Ramadan, Amira was able to bring food to her family and benefit from the e-voucher provided by #IhsanRD.

Musab returns to his field

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When you are a father of 6 and your profession is agriculture, the way you feel at harvest time is like the feeling of waiting for your new baby.
Read Musab’s story, who was able to return to harvesting his field with support from an agriculture project in northern Syria funded by KSrelief.

Musab, a farmer and father of 6 children
“I had left farming and abandoned my field with the outbreak of war because of the high prices and costs of agriculture, which led to the low standard of living of my family which faced difficult times.
One day I learned through the announcements of the local council in the town about the project to support the vegetable growing, funded by the KSrelief. And after being accepted as one of the beneficiaries in the project I received all the agriculture inputs from seeds and fertilizers, pesticides and fuel for irrigation and continued farming operations with the team step In a step we listened to the advice they gave us during the training sessions and we came thanks to God to the harvest stage.
Today the land has returned to production. We thank God because the crop was abundant, it secured the home supplies of vegetables and sold the surplus of them”

Suffering after displacement, Fawzi experience in Cash-For-Work activity with the IhsanRD

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The story hasn’t finished yet … the suffering of Fawzi and his family has not ended with the end of their displacement from Ghouta to northern Syria.
Fawzi, like many heads of displaced families, needs to work so his family can survive.
This is what IhsanRD seeks to achieve through the integration of cash-for-work activities projects in Syria.

Difficult days Fawzi has passed through during the journey of displacement from eastern Ghouta, where he witnessed with his family times filled with fear and terror.

Fawzi’s suffering did not end despite the end of the displacement journey from Ghouta to the north, he ran into a painful reality there, where job opportunities are almost non-existent, what caused more suffering and anxiety for him and his family and continued lacking most of the necessities of life. He even lived hard times similar to those he lived during the siege of the eastern Ghouta.

Today, Fawzi, thanks to his work in one of the workshops on school rehabilitation projects supported by IhsanRD in the city of Idlib, has been able to provide support for his wife and children, Fawzi will return home with the needs of his family. That is the happiness that Fawzi hopes to continue alongside his work.

Fawzi’s story resembles dozens of stories of people who have managed to achieve some of their dreams that are limited to getting a job that provides them with some basic needs that helps them to survive.

The family’s cow gives birth to a new calf

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Have you ever wondered how you would feel when seeing a newly born calf? How will you take care of it and feed it with your hands?

Last week the life Amina’s family has been changed with the birth of the little calf.
As for Amina’s children, the arrival of the new calf was a special event for them, and it seems that a new member will share their cow’s milk, but it does not matter because cow’s milk production has increased anyway!

Ameenah is a mother of four children who lost their father and their breadwinner during the war. Ameenah had to sell all the family’s livestock at the lowest prices and work on farms from time to time, for a small daily wage that was barely enough for her to meet the basic needs of her family.

Ameenah and her family found a glimmer of hope after she been registered in the livestock project funded by King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Centre. After meeting the eligibility criteria, the project team gave her a pregnant cow in the fourth month. It was provided with feed, vaccinations for two months and veterinary care for six months. This helped Ameenah’s family to achieve stability again, and drew a smile on the faces of her children. They were especially happy after the cow gave birth to a new healthy calf last week. The cow is producing milk in larger quantities now, which increases the income and stability of this family. It gave her the opportunity to focus on the future of her children who return to school this year.

Distribution of food baskets in cooperation with WFP – Video

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“Humanity means giving. When God secures your own humanity, you will give everything you have in return.” – Ghayath, a director of aid distribution point at IhsanRD.

IhsanRD team, in collaboration with the World Food Program, continues to provide food baskets to reduce the burden on displaced people and achieve food security for people in northern Syria.

IhsanRD’s team has distributed 1350 shares of meat during Eid al-Adha

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The days of (Festival of Sacrifice) Eid al-Adha are days of cooperation and endeavor to bring happiness to others.
Because the joy of Eid al-Adha is only complete when people share food and eat from the Eid sacrifice, IhsanRD’s team, supported by Muslim Aid and Muslim Aid USA, distributed 1,350 portions of sacrificial meat in Hanboucheh and Kafr Nobol camps.

Funded by King Salman Relief Center, a new project to support Small Business Grants in the northern countryside of Aleppo

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Believing in the ability of the Syrians to make living and produce, and towards empowering the most vulnerable people in society, IhsanRD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a number of local councils in northern Syria in order to start a new project to support small businesses in the region that will give beneficiary families the opportunity to be self-reliant and take the lead in insurance of food and decent living.

This Project is part of a series of projects funded by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, in several Syrian governorates aimed at strengthening the resilience of the Syrians in face of the difficult conditions they have suffered since the beginning of the war. These projects are also directed at moving beneficiaries from a state of dependence on food aid to a state of active work and production.
The Small Businesses Support Project in northern Syria is being implemented over a period of 6 months.

The project provides support to 200 beneficiaries selected from IDPs and host communities from the most vulnerable people.

The project activities include two main phases:
The first phase of the project (training), where the training will be provided to the beneficiaries on the design and planning of small business projects, including the budget planning and development of the project strategy and considering the principles of security and safety and environmental conservation during the implementation of the business. As well as practical training on how to fill the project proposal to be submitted to the selection committee for projects to be supported.

The second phase of the project (support and consultation) After the trainees submit the project proposals, a specialized team from IhsanRD will study the submitted proposals and grant approvals for the projects that meet the criteria. The beneficiaries will be supported by materials and equipment necessary for them to start their own business.

Finally, IhsanRD’s team will provide technical support and consultation to ensure the continuity and success of the project. “By supporting small businesses, we aim at securing stable income for beneficiaries and to give them the opportunity to start their own businesses that support their independence away from relying on traditional relief assistance,” said Mr Loay, project manager at IhsanRD.