Give Copts a roof

Many Coptic families in the Fayyoum oasis, 100 km southwest of Cairo, are desperately poor. They have great problems to make ends meet. Many of them live in squalid housing conditions, often detrimental to their health and life expectancy. The most problematic cases are those families whose roofs are not good enough to withstand storms and rain. That is not only bad for their health, but it also destroys their furniture and food during downpours. People should not live in such circumstances.

Ms Mervat is a widow with three children. These children are in primary school, secondary school and university. This poor family lives of the small pension of the deceased husband.

The apartment of this family is a top floor in an old building. Due to rainfall, the wooden roof is damaged; any new rain will flood the apartment. The cost of renewal of the roof (into a concrete
roof) and insulation is around EGP15.000 (€815)

If you are interested to participate in this project, you can donate to our charitable foundation Nijlvallei in The Netherlands. Three options:


Or you can transfer money by bank to:
Nijlvallei Foundation
IBAN: NL28 INGB 0007 0915 74
City: Utrecht

If you are in the UK and you weant to use gift aid, please contact me.

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