Be our donor today to create your own lantern of blessings to refugees!
From now to 30 September 2021, donors who have made a one-off donation over HK$1,800 or a monthly donation over HK$280 on mid-autumn donation page will receive an ornament handcrafted by refugees from MADE51. (style randomly selected; available while stocks last).
The handcrafted ornament would be sent out by surface in 3 working days (overseas shipping is not covered). Please note that the mail will be subject to delay due to the arrangement of the post service affected by COVID-19.
Every Mid-Autumn Festival, we gather around the table with our families to celebrate the joy of reunion. Nonetheless, have you ever thought in times of reveling in our blissful moment with relatives and friends, many refugees on the other side of the world are suffering from the agony of being separated from their families because of war and persecution?
Every year, we celebrate the joy of the festive season by gifting mooncakes to families and friends. Although we are unable to feel the torment that refugees are going through, we can still bring warmth to refugees’ families with the value of only a box of mooncakes.
This year, are you willing to bring some sweetness to the lives of refugees who are struggling hard to survive?
Amer is a Syrian refugee. As he has lived in a war zone, he was especially scared of lliving in a dark environment. Since the power supply of light was limited in the refugee camp, Amer felt anxious at most times. However, after the installation of solar lights in the refugee camps, social gatherings are made easier even after sunset. Amer no longer feels insecure and ultimately returns to his social life.
Wendy, 52, fled from Venezuela to Chile to seek asylum. During cold weather, she could only sleep on the ground, with her family huddled in their only blanket to keep them warm.
Sameer is a 55-year-old displaced person from Yemen. Since the conflict in Yemen broke out, Sameer and his family, who did not bring anything with them when fleeing, had no choice but to sleep in a broken tent.
Refugees often leave behind their livelihoods when fleeing from violence, but they carry with them their traditions, skills, knowledge and craftsmanship. MADE51 offers refugee artisans a way to earn an income. This allows them to add values to their host communities and secure their futures.