Blog: The Middle East

Dignity in the Face of Adversity

Refugees in Lebanon


*Carmina is one of our sewing class students for this semester. She and the other 12 women will graduate at the end of this month. Carmina is 24 years old. She got married when she was 18 years old and sadly became pregnant after just three months. She had a baby girl, but her husband refused his daughter and so did her parents. She couldn't register her as her own, so her father registered her as his.


Goats Multiplying

Goat Loan Programme, Jordan


We started working in Mowaqar Cluster and Um Battma Village in  2016. Global Hope bought 10 goats for a family in Al Mowaqar, and after one year, the 10 goats became 20 goats.


Playing the Drums

Refugees in Jordan


Families Adopting Families 


*Azim and his wife are from Mosul, Iraq. They have two boys, ages thriteen and nine years old. He left his village with the rest of the Iraqis because of the invasion of a militant group. He and his family headed to Kurdistan.

Relief from Dental Pain

House of Ruth, Jordan




This month the number of patients who visited the clinic were 130: 125 Jordanians and 5 Syrians. Dr. Fadi was able to spend more time with each patient, spread health awareness and give medical advice. 


Computer Class 



New Project Serves Special Needs

Holy Land Garden


We started a  new project named Holy Land Gardens!  This project is agriculturally based and creates a training facility for individuals with special needs. We are in the beginning phase of relocating the greenhouse due to a unique set of circumstances.  Since we are in the middle of the prime agricultural season, we hope to use the greenhouse now in a nursery setting.


A Life Changed

Refugees in Lebanon


Two months ago, we started our carpentry workshop for boys. This course will offer one year of training. We had 14 students for this year. *Milad is our oldest student. He is 17 years old and he joined our program this month. He said, "I don’t go to school, and I have nothing to do. I go around searching for work, but no one wants to hire me. I have lost hope. Life is very unfair.” I looked at his face and noticed his deep pain.


Waiting for More Goats

Goat Loan Programme, Jordan


Um Battma Village 


We started with this family in September. They had received 11 goats. Um Oqaab is married. She and her husband are elderly and have three children, two boys and one girl. 


Their oldest son studies at the university. Their second son just finished high school and their youngest daughter is home.


Not Forgotten

Refugees in Jordan


Yemeni Refugees in Jordan


*Abia is a young woman from Yemen. Abia is married and has three daughters. She fled from Yemen and came to Jordan as a refugee because of the war in Yemen.

Abia is a strong woman.  She is carrying all the responsibilities of the family because her husband has health problems. When he was in Yemen,  an unknown group attacked him and beat him on his head and injured him so he can’t work.

Opening a New World of Computers

House of Ruth, Jordan


Computer class


Approaching the end of this course, the teacher is seeing great progress in his students’ skills using the computer. As usual, he focuses on students who do not own a computer or have never used the computer at all before.

In this group, there are many students who have not used a computer. For Laith, the teacher, it's a joy to see them happy as they are learning new things and enjoying their time in the classroom.