“The situation was extremely difficult for me”

“The situation was extremely difficult for me”

Maryama* fled her home country for Switzerland. Once there, she was abandoned by her husband and was left to fend for herself. From that moment on, alone in a mountainous region and without fully grasping the language, Maryama started to face several problems. She was...
A new beginning

A new beginning

Initial situation: Family, flight & migration Yasser* fled persecution and torture in his home country. Trained as a computer scientist, Yasser got involved with a local environmental organization and collected signatures to raise awareness about pollution in a...
‘I really don’t know what I should do’

‘I really don’t know what I should do’

As a student and a father, the COVID-19 lockdown made Hassan’s* situation very difficult as he could no longer work. Hassan, a student at a Swiss university, hoped that he could work alongside his studies in order to meet the needs of his small family. When the...
Zakat on-the-ground: Khadija’s story

Zakat on-the-ground: Khadija’s story

Loss, debt, winter and isolation: how Zakat helped Khadija* and her children. Refugees from Syria, Khadija and her family arrived Switzerland hoping to start a new life. One year after arriving, Khadija lost her husband after he fell seriously ill and was left to take...
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