Daana Maroun – Lebanon

82 year old widow Daana Maroun lives in Zgharta, North Lebanon with her daughter Jamila. Jamila suffers from arthritis but has irregular work, earning about 400,000 LL ($265) per month for both of them.

Both women were living together in an unfinished house, which only had external walls and foundations, but lacked internal walls, a ceiling for the bathroom and essential sanitary and water facilities. None of the floors were tiled nor the walls painted. The bathroom had an old toilet seat and a leaking sink. It also had no door. In the kitchen, the stove was placed on a precarious wooden stool and the sink leaked. There were no cupboards for food or crockery.

Thanks to your support, Habitat for Humanity were able to provide Daana and her daughter with a repaired weatherproof ceiling and tiled floors and walls for the bathroom and kitchen. They have a new shower head and pipe, tap and flushing toilet as well as a drain for the bath water.

Daana and Jamila are now able to bathe with hot water, in privacy that they have not previously known.

“Having a new kitchen and bathroom has made me feel not ashamed anymore about my situation and my house when people come to visit me. Mentally, I feel comfortable and also have more space to move about.” ~ Daana Maroun


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