I am Ahmed Shamia, a Palestinian independent journalist based in Gaza. I Have a bachelor degree in English language in order to reach out the people around the world to tell them about our suffering in Gaza, and I’m volunteer in Palestinian Voices Institution to continue our voices as Journalist.
Honestly, I believe that each family in Gaza has its own tragic story! However, here's my family's story:
We live in extreme poverty caused mainly by the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza by Israel for almost 14 years. All my family depend on me to bring money for my family as my father is retired and he is a very old man and he has LUKEMIA.
I, myself, just like thousands of young aspiring Gazans here, have been trying as hard as I can to find a job, but the unemployment rate here is more over 65% and I couldn't manage to find a job that would help me guarantee a better future for my family and me.
My elder brother has been suffering from a severe disease named "Alopecia " which causes a hair loss. I also have a very poor eyesight and I LOST my right eye.
We have been barely able to earn money to cover our living expenses. I don't like to admit this, but in some tough days my father hides in his room and we hear him crying because he can't afford to buy some food for us. Our life is so horrible. It's even beyond the horrible. My heart tore each moment I see my family dreaming of a decent life, but nothing changes and things only become worst. We have a large family and the current house is scarcely livable for a couple. Thus, I feel so desperate and sad that people of my age still sleep in the same room with my other brothers and sisters!
I have been searching for jobs, putting thousands of plans to build a suitable house for my family and dedicating my life to surprise them by proving to them that there is still some hope and I can build a livable house for them BECAUSE WE RENT HOME FROM THE OTHER MAN. But none of these plans has worked, yet. For now, I have this final plan and I hope it would work to form the most awesome surprise for my family:
A friend of mine has told me recently about launching a crowdfunding campaign and he said that this would help me pursuing a real dream. He also told me that GOGETFUNDING is the most appropriate and trustful platform to launch such a campaign. So, here I am now launching this campaign, hoping that it'd make our dream come true. I'll do my best to reach out every single person who would help me build my family's dream house and I hope that if you went through this, you would support this campaign by any means you have to make us be FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU!