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Light Up Aqaba - Musa Ibraheem Ali's Story

Working with Kopernik, we at Human Relief Foundation is providing the Aqaba refugee camp with light, so those living in hardship can benefit from security, health, education and an improved quality of life.

Read Musa Ibraheem Ali's story here.

MUSA IBRAHEEM ALI'S SITUATION

Musa lives with his wife, son, and three granddaughters. He looks after his granddaughters as his son and daughter- in-law have passed away.

Him and his wife are partially blind and find it hard to see during both the day and night.

The wooden sheets that were attached to the family’s hut became loosened due to the wind, exposing nails and a strong draft, and the winter has been very difficult for the family.

Musa believes that nobody will give him a job because of his visual impairment.

He said: “I have tried many things to support my family, I have ran out of options, slowly we are becoming less."

Musa's daughter, after receiving a lamp, said: "My mummy and daddy’s eyes don’t work, so we can see for them.”

LIFE CHANGED

Musa is happy that he can now create a small income generating activity by allowing locals to charge their mobile phones with his solar lamp and in return, he will receive a small fee.

He is looking forward to his grandchildren being able to read and study after sunset, and the light will help the family carry out basic household activities such as cooking and cleaning.

Izhar, 8, said: “Now we have light me and my sister can help our parents with getting the clothes clean and blocking the cold drafts in the ceiling, my mummy and daddy’s eyes don’t work so we can see for them.”

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