Poor family in Misa Village, Cairo
|Name||family in Misa village near Giza|
|Aim||To allow a destitute muslim family to celebrate their festival in dignity|
|People reached||grandmother living with her daughter and four grandchildren|
|Contact||take a bus to the Misa village before or after visiting the pyramids|
|Donation||600 EP (USD)|
|So much wisdom...|
I decide to support this family, and ask what they could use. Shoes, they answer in unison, shoes for the children would be nice, and meat for the festival. Okay. In spite of my habit not to just give alms I agree and supply them what they need to celebrate in dignity.
Grandmother, whose husband passed away a few years ago, dragged herself inside and started to prepare tea. She can't stand up because of a "knee problem". I take it she has arthritis and tell them that my donation is either for her medical treatment or for the preparations of the festival. That is their idea too.
They invite me to celebrate the festival with them and that touches me. I have to move on though, there is a lot more to do for Charity Travel.