Overall Aid and Development Strategy
After decades of underdevelopment, the Swaida community faces existential threats. The brutal Syrian war, the sanctions, and COVID-19 have impoverished families, disrupted, and increased disparities in health services, and devastated the fragile, remittance-based economy. Responding to these needs, we employ a three-pronged strategy of:
1. Sustainable aid projects for families of victims of war. At a cost of $250-$1000 each, our pilot water-efficient, hydroponic and animal farming projects, provide feasible and reliable sources for basic long-term household needs with a 12-months payback period.
2. Health services development program: most imminently in combating COVID-19. We will staff and equip five mobile healthcare units, partnering with the Swaida Red Crescent (SRC), covering underserved rural areas with in-home treatment capabilities including home-oxygen, oximeters, and medications.
3. Socioeconomic development program: this program focuses of empowering the different sectors of societies including:
A) the agricultural workforce in depopulated and shrinking villages with a lease-to-own program of high-production ecological and hydroponic agricultural models.
B) unemployed university and technical school graduates via Train-to-Employ programs providing 6-month IT training for 100, followed by 1-year guaranteed employment by startups linked with US-based IT firms.