| Jul 27, 2021
When the small garden brings fruit again
Mohammed's small, two-story house was damaged when a mortar shell hit the neighboring house. Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe enabled him to repair the house with a metal roof. The 57-year-old father of four is visibly grateful for this.
Before the war, Mohammad worked as a building contractor. He was therefore able to lend a hand and, together with his son, set up a small but beautiful second apartment on the upper floor. His son and his future bride will move in there after their wedding. The small house is located in a huge garden in the middle of old Homs. Mohammed has cleared the garden of debris as best he could and is keeping chickens there again. He also grows vegetables, flowers, lemon and orange trees. To protect the garden, our partnerorganisation staff also helped him rebuild the old brick wall, which was also hit by mortars.
When asked why he puts so much time and effort into his garden, Mohammad jokes, "Others spend their money on cigarettes, I spend it on my garden and produce fruit." As a gift, he picks lemons from a tree in his garden and distributes them to the visiting team from our partner and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe.
We are very encuraged by stories like this to continue and strenghen our work in Syria. If you think the same please support us with your donation. For the people in Syria.
Thank you so much.
Yours Michael Tuerk