Support stateless family

Fundraising campaign by Lital Ben Haim
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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 almost 3 years, in very difficult daily realities: We were not permitted to work in regular jobs, we were unemployed and we were not supported by the country's welfare system. For most of our time in Cyprus we have been homeless.

*Update*
After waiting for 2 years and 9 months, in October 2021 we were granted a refugee status in Cyprus.
At the moment we are still waiting for our documents, we are allowed to work and for now we are doing our arts (check out our natural creations on Instagram thebasketlady and here in the rewards) and we hope to get back on our feet soon.

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.

This fundraiser allowed open hearted people to support us over the last 2 years, and you literally helped us to survive difficult times when we were in need.

With the donations that we will gratefully receive we will be able to pay for basic living expenses and to find a place to stay.

Starting a life in a new country is not easy, let alone that we were in survival mode for the past 3 years, with no income or certainty.
Forced to live isolated in the mountains, we're not speaking the language yet (Greek) and we didn't integrate into the local community, but, we are focused on that.

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.
Those would make lovely handmade holiday gifts!

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 the social medias.

Thank you,

Vinas and Lital.

P.S Our full story as it was featured on Newsweek America.


The full documentary film:

ASYLUM Love has no borders (2021)

Click here to stream.

you can also follow us on Instagram and on Facebook.




Rewards

Rough and fuzzy woven bracelet

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Wood beads bracelet

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Small dream catcher N

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Woven anklet A

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Macrame with glass beads adjustable bracelet

13 Backers
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13 Backers

Small dream catcher M

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Miniature upcycled dream catcher

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Coconut bowl

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Glass and wood beads necklace

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Glass and large wood beads necklace

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Chunky Woven anklet

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Chunky Woven bracelet

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Sea and forest decoration

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Natural decoration

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Natural beads dream catcher

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Adjustable macrame bracelet

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Men's macrame bracelet

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Small macrame decoration

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Unicorn colors glass beads adjustable macrame bracelet

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Colorful beads adjustable macrame bracelet

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Sea, forest and minerals

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Thank you video from us

Small Bamboo dream catcher

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2 Unicorn colors glass beads adjustable macrame bracelets (² pcs)

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Weaved mini maracas (²pc)

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Very small basket

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Tribal macrame necklace

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Macrame with glass beads earrings- pair

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Macrame with sea shells earrings- pair

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Dream catcher AB

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Dream catcher AC

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Dream catcher AD

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Hanged decoration with feathers

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Small basket

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Macrame olive seeds bracelet

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Sweetheart Macrame earrings with glass beads

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Blue macrame earrings with glass beads

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Coffee macrame earrings with glass beads

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Frog tribal macrame necklace

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Owl tribal macrame necklace

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3 Unicorn colors glass beads adjustable macrame bracelets (3 pcs)

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Natural wooden seeds necklace

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Olive seeds bracelet

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Dream catcher K

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Dream catcher H

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Dream catcher J

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Retro upcycled woven belt

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Retro upcycled woven belt size S

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Natural rainbow tray with wood rope

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Small dream catcher B

5 Backers
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Small dream catcher C

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Woven bracelet

20 Backers
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20 Backers
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Small dream catcher D

7 Backers
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7 Backers

Small dream catcher A

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Woven belt size S

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Flower girl small foraging basket

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Woven bracelet necklace set

2 Backers
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Leaves macrame long adjustable necklace

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Persian shepherds ney (flute)

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Dream catcher G

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Green- brown coiled basket

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Large foraged materials basket- great for mushroom picking

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Dream catcher

2 Backers
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2 Backers

My dancer curved Juniper wood necklace from my private collection

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Multi dream catcher

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Very big 50cm foraged materials basket

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Surprise crafts mix

Premium surprise crafts mix

Organizer

  • Lital Ben Haim
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • CY

We are simple people

We are simple people

Donors

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  • Justin Mills
  • Donated on Aug 08, 2022
  • Recurring Donation!
  • Peace and hope be with you both

€20.00
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Oct 04

ASYLUM screening in Nicosia

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 05:47 am

We are happy to invite you to a free screening of ASYLUM Love has no borders, with Greek subtitles!!This will take place in Nicosia on the 14th of October, it seems like we will be there in spirit. Share it and tag people who might be interested in coming. Our

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Aug 21

On the road, in a search for our place

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 10:45 am

3 weeks ago we left Cyprus, to explore the Balkans and find a wild place to live in. We are currently in north Bulgaria.NEEDED: EUROPE CONNECTIONS The journey continues, and it's not easy at all!After two weeks in beautiful Romania, we went to Serbia but were denied entrance at the. . . . .

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Jul 01

Next steps

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 08:55 am

Being free to travel, we now work out the next steps.Our goal is to migrate to a more welcoming country where we can get a residency and within few years also citizenship with a decent passport.So we are considering our options...Our best chance is to get a work contract, genuine. . . . .

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Jun 02

Finally! Great news

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 02:59 pm

Hello everyone! We are very excited about this update! Yesterday, after months of going and coming, we received our documents from the migration office, the residency cards and the refugee passports!!! It took only 5 months since we made the application for the documents, only 6.5 months since we were

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Apr 14

Changes

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 03:52 am

It's been a while since we last updated what's going on with our lives. 1. After we were granted a refugee status in October, we had to wait until the appointment in January in Migration office to submit the applications for a residency card and refugee passport, till this day. . . . .

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Jan 26

Like a story from a book

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 10:39 am

We gave interviews worldwide, but this one is truly special. Thank you Theo Panayides and Cyprus Mail for this beautifully written interview, revealing things that we never spoke of before, and giving a glimpse of our personalities.Theo is a film director and we felt like we're in a story from

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Jan 06

Happy new year

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 07:51 pm

During December we participated in the Pop-Up art festival in Nicosia. We had the opportunity to present our handmade goodies for sale. In these strange times of pandemic not many people came, but it was OK. In the photo: our cart shop on the street.Earlier this week, after waiting almost. . . . .

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Nov 14

We've got news!!

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 07:05 am

During our time as asylum seekers in Cyprus, out of them 10 months of homelessness, extreme hardship that is presented in the documentary film ASYLUM Love has no borders, media interviews worldwide, a fundraiser called Support Stateless Family that enables open hearted people to support our journey, and basically allowed. . . . .

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Oct 28

ASYLUM - the premiere screening in Paphos

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 01:58 pm

It's out honor to invite you to the premiere screening of the documentary film about me (Israeli) and Vinas (Iranian) and our life as asylum seekers in Cyprus.The screening is in this Saturday in Paphos, Cyprus. All the info is in the photo.about the screening in the local media, Cyprus

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Sep 01

Hand made crafts at great prices

Update posted by Lital Ben Haim at 08:50 am

Hey all!When I first edited this fundraiser I set the rewards at a pricey range, thinking that as much as want to give something in return to each and everyone of you, since all I have is my beautiful hand made crafts, that take a lot of time to create,. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

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  • Justin Mills
  • Donated on Aug 08, 2022
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  • Peace and hope be with you both

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  • Justin Mills
  • Donated on Jul 08, 2022
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  • Peace and hope be with you both

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  • Donated on Jun 08, 2022
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  • Brian Lundquist
  • Donated on May 09, 2022
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  • Justin Mills
  • Donated on May 08, 2022
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  • Peace and hope be with you both

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  • Justin Mills
  • Donated on Apr 08, 2022
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  • Peace and hope be with you both

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