St Kyrel Trust - Helping the poor help themselves

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A family shop run by poor children
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Marianna Elias is in her second year of college, studying literature at Wadi-Enil University. She has three sisters and a brother. Their father is blind and has a small corner shop, which is principally run by the children of the family. The father’s pension is approximately 250 Egyptian Pounds (LE). In orde...

Posted in Jan 20 2017

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Computer Science by candlelight
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We received an application for a grant form a student preparing to sit exams in Computer Science – Cairo University. Sherif lives in El-Ayat, some 35 Km south of Giza. Sherif told our representative that he lived in a house that did not have either clean water or electricity. He also mentioned the he often s...

Posted in Jan 20 2017

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The cobbler and his son
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When we visited him, one could vividly see not only the striking poverty but also the sparkling and full of life eyes. He is Samir, one of our students in the poor area of “Fom El-Khaleeg” near old Cairo. His father is an old traditional cobbler, who is although working for a few pounds a day, diabetic...

Posted in Jan 20 2017

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Working through medical school without even a bed to sleep on
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The trust has always received applications for help with a varying level of poverty from our representatives on behalf of poor Coptic students in Egypt. Reading the poverty on paper is one thing but seeing it live is a different matter altogether. Therefore we decided to visit some of the students who receive gran...

Posted in Jan 20 2017

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Brothers and sisters of Christ: the waiting list
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Joanne has 1 brother and 2 sisters. The father was a shoe-maker who died at the age of 37 of respiratory system failure, leaving the children and a house wife with a pension of 80.LE / month (£14.00) and a lot of debts. They had to sell everything from clothes to furniture to pay their debts. The eldest son ...

Posted in Jan 20 2017

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Sanitary ware, clean running water, and the dream of medical school
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The past and the present The past Last year we received an application form our representative in El-Minia for a young man called Maged Nagib. The application revealed the following facts: The father of the family has died a short while before the application was made. The mother is a housewife. Number of brother...

Posted in Jan 20 2017

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A Realised Dream
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The following is a letter we received from one of the students we help in upper Egypt, where poverty strikes in a bad way. Her name is Molook, a serious teenage with a dream. The following is her own words showing how Saint Kyrel Trust helped this dream become a reality. Before I tell you how does the monthly...

Posted in Jan 20 2017

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Hardships of a Family
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The following case of Sammy Farouk is a typical example of the work St. Kyrel does for the poor students of Egypt. He writes to us summarising what he experienced: It was shook for me and my family when my dad died, we didn’t expected that or prepare ourselves for that time. My mother, Kyrlos (my young ...

Posted in Jan 20 2017
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