Lauren Fisher, World Vision emergency communications officer, writes about meeting Ghaziyye and her twin girls, age 4, who are living as refugees in Lebanon.
What brought this mother to tears wasn't the violence or fear or having lost everything; it was that her girls were always dirty. Read how a simple provision from World Vision has wiped away those tears.
It wasn’t the war, the lack of food, or even her new home — a tent of sheet plastic — that brought the tears. It was the thought of not being able to give her children a bath that made Ghaziyye turn away, quickly wiping her eyes, embarrassed.
“I used to bathe them twice every day,” she said, gently running her hand over the ruffled and dirty hair of her twin girls, age 4. “Everything is different. Everything, everything.”
It’s hard to explain how drastic a change it is. You don’t quite know where to start.