Making a difference for displaced women and families [Updated]

If you follow the YPP on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen me mention the House of Light Foundation recently. House of Light is a local organization based in Aden; we've worked with HoL's founders, Sahar and Alaa, on a few projects over the years. Right now we're helping them raise money to provide clean clothes and hygiene products to Adeni women who, along with their families, have been displaced from their homes by the fierce fighting and airstrikes in and around Aden. Thanks to several generous donors in the US and Europe, we've been able to send $2,000 to HoL so far. They've raised even more from local donors, enough to provide aid packages to 200 women. To thank everyone who has donated to HoL via our campaign page so far, and to encourage others to give, I want to share some photos that Sahar just sent me from Aden. In these you can see some of the colorful dresses that Sahar's grandmother has sewn (she makes kid-sized dresses with the fabric remnants), along with the soap and sanitary pads that are also included in each aid package. For House of Light, this campaign is a family affair; below you can see Sahar's mother and young cousin helping to prepare packages for the second group of 100 displaced women.

We're proud to help House of Light make a difference in the lives of displaced women and their families, and it's exciting to see the first 100 aid packages head out the door. But we're only starting to scrape the surface. With your gift, we can help our friends at House of Light do much more. Read more about this campaign here.

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