A Challenge to Survive

An incredible story of true resilience and resourcefulness.

The incredible resilience and resourcefulness of our local humanitarian partners in Syria never ceases to amaze us — they can achieve a lot with very little. So, when the farming communities of the rural Damascus Governorate of Eastern Ghouta needed an alternative food source, our partners found a solution.

Ghiras Al Nahda developed a way to grow oyster mushrooms under siege, and provide local people with the tools and training needed to cultivate this crop. We then called on the CanDo community to crowdfund a humble £11,508.

These results show how collaborating as a global community has made a real difference to people’s lives in a war zone. A big thanks goes to everyone who got involved!