We are Vinas and Lital, a married couple of an Iranian and an Israeli. Unfortunately, the politics prevent us from entering our home countries.
Help us survive this tragic situation. We believe that with your support, we can get through, and find a home in the world for our family.
We met at a "Peace in the Middle East" themed camping event in Turkey, in the spring of 2018, fell in love and decided we want to spend our lives together.
As you know, both our governments have problems with each other, and we cannot enter our countries anymore.
We have been asylum seekers in Cyprus for 1.5 years now, in a very difficult daily reality. We are not permitted to work in regular jobs, we are unemployed and we are not supported by the country's welfare system. For most of our time in Cyprus we have been homeless.
Processing the asylum request is known to take many years and we are searching for another solution so that we can start a normal life together in a country that accepts who we are.
It isn't simple for us but we decided to share our story and ask for help in order to change this situation. We have created this crowdfunding campaign, and named it "Support stateless family". You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
With the donations that we will greatfuly receive we will be able to contact a lawyer to help us get another citizenship, to pay for basic living expenses and to find a place to stay.
We are offering our supporters unique and beautiful handicrafts that we make using natural materials: Jewellery, dream catchers, woven accessories, baskets and traditional Persian flutes.
We also hope that by sharing our story we will be able to reach people that can and want to help us.
Please donate to our cause and help us to build our lives. We will appreciate any kind of support, and you can be a part of changing our future for the better.
If you wish to help us, please also share our story (this page) to more people and in social medias.
Vinas and Lital.
P.S Our full story as it was featured on Newsweek America:
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