Blog: Helwan Village

Mourning a Son’s Death

Helwan Village, Egypt

 

We’re still visiting people at homes in the area after the flood that destroyed everything, including homes, clothes, and furniture. Many people died in the flood. The Minister of Social Solidarity suggested a few compensation solutions like giving each family an apartment and a piece of land to work. 

 

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Passing Through Hard Times

Helwan Village, Egypt

 

We are still calling and checking up on the women to encourage them, but this week we decided to go visit them at their homes. We met Salilah* who said that her mother died in the flood that occurred in March. Salilah found her mother’s body four days after the flood. She said that it has been a hard time, but she trusts that things will be ok. 

 

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Lessons About Floods

Helwan Village, Egypt

 

Because of the flood that destroyed the area and the pandemic, we decided to visit each woman in her home while taking all the necessary precautions, since we can’t have weekly gatherings.
 

When we visited Lapis*, she told us what happened to her during the flood. She said, "The weather that day was very bad and the rain was heavy. Then in the afternoon, we heard people screaming that the flood was coming. "
 

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Recovering from a Flood

Helwan Village, Egypt

 

This past month, although we struggled with the COVID-19 crisis in Egypt, we still managed to give several awareness lessons about how to protect from the virus. This was through face-to-face meetings at homes as well as through phone calls to some people.
 

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