2. Marwa (above), a 30-year-old mother of six, lives in the village of Bani Suhaila in the Gaza Strip with her children and unemployed husband. Her children are only partially enrolled at local schools because they lack the funds to send them full time. Marwa is hoping and trying to build a good future for her kids, who are in need of better education, healthcare, and nutrition.

With the support of people like you, IOCC has provided Marwa with the agricultural tools she needs to make her garden flourish: seeds and seedlings, organic fertilizers, an irrigation system, training and more. “By attending the training, I've increased my agriculture and marketing knowledge; I've learned a lot of useful information,” she said.

Photo Credit: 
Mohammed Al-Aila/IOCC/Gaza