After being assisted by the Cash Transfer project implemented by Generation without Qat, he eased his wife's suffering by buying gas cylinders instead of cooking her food with piles of firewood
Ali Maati says, “Without the project, my wife would suffer from respiratory diseases.”
The wife of Ali Abdo Maati, 30, no longer cooks on piles of firewood. The gas cylinders bought by her husband ended her suffering and spared her the smoke and sparks and carrying firewood on her head.
Mr. Maati was forced by the war to leave his home and work on the outskirts of Hodeidah, and to flee to the city of Al-Mukha in Taiz governorate. He is one of the beneficiaries of the Unconditional Cash Transfer project carried out by Generation without Qat for Development and Awareness and funded by Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF).
The project enabled him to buy two gas cylinders to protect his wife from breathing diseases and suffocation that were apparent on her as a result of cooking food on piles of firewood. Their harsh living condition forced her to do so in order to feed her husband and children while avoiding the rising fumes by wrapping her scarf around her nose and bearing the flames in her eyes .
Mr. Maati says that once he received assistance from this project, he bought two gas cylinders, to ease the hardship and fatigue of his wife, and that he intended and thought that if he got money he would do so, as he actually felt the suffering and pain of his wife by cooking with wood. He used to feel pity for her but could not have done anything because he had not have the money.
Mr. Maati adds, “My wife suffered a lot from these fumes that have damaged her health, and she had been coughing too much, let alone the smokes that affected my children inside the house.”
Some people may see that buying gas cylinders is not a dream, but such things become valuable and acquiring them is a real hardship for the one who loses his house or forcibly leaves it fleeing the fire of war, and Ali is one of them.
With shinning eyes, Ali tries hard to prepare an elegant speech to thank GWQ. He may not succeed in words but his spontaneous feelings speak up his gratitude with fluency.