Mustafa Alsagheer sold his most prized possession to save his daughter’s life. But as the health care bills mounted, his family’s livelihood was left hanging in the balance.
This is the story about how Mustafa’s family found their way back—thanks to ZeroHunger Heroes like you who are helping the World Food Programme (WFP) save and change lives.
Long before this emotional crossroads, Mustafa’s love of music inspired him to form a band called Salateen Al Tarab. The 47-year-old Syrian musician and his bandmates traveled across the Middle East as well as internationally to Germany, Canada and the United States to perform their music.
But when the war in Syria broke out, the music stopped. To make matters worse, after finding in refuge in Jordan, Mustafa’s family received devastating news: his teenage daughter Sara was diagnosed with cancer. He sold his prized qanun, a string instrument similar to a harp, to help pay for her lifesaving surgery.
Sara got the treatment she needed and made a full recovery. But the sheer cost pushed his family to the edge with very little means to make ends meet.
That’s where ZeroHunger Heroes like you came in.