From Syria, with Love

Help us realise our dream location that will allow us to continue spreading hummus and love on your pita bread

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From Syria, with Love

<p><br /><em><u>From Syria&nbsp;with Love:&nbsp;food for the soul... coming from the heart</u></em><br /><br />It all began with a dream, a dream to change the perception of the word &quot;Syrian Refugee.&quot;&nbsp;A word&nbsp;that has flooded the media and people&#39;s minds to the extent that it always brought a negative connotation. Rarely did anyone know anything about Syria prior to the war.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;I couldn&#39;t stand the pity and sad eyes&nbsp;when I told people I was from Syria. There had to be a way to show the hidden gems&nbsp;of Syria, the gems the Syrian&nbsp;people had brought with them from across the Mediterranean.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img width="100%" alt="" src=";key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>Back in September 2017&nbsp;Yara, a design consultant, come across four women who had a lot more than the words Syria and refugee; they shared&nbsp;a passion: cooking Syrian food with love.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It was not long before this passion become a social enterprise called &quot;From Syria with Love&quot;, a&nbsp;catering company&nbsp;that aims to empower and give a purpose to Syrian housewives&nbsp;who now call Belgium home.&nbsp;The mission goes beyond empowering and sharing food; it&#39;s a bigger vision to blur the lines between the locals and the new comers.</p><p><br /><img width="100%" alt="" src=";key=7bb7fdfba53d4f19a57dc0abcac018df" /><br />After our great success the past year, we decided to&nbsp;commit to a fixed location where we will&nbsp;continue our mission and prepare daily meals, organise cooking workshops, and cater bigger events.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Our Team:&nbsp;</strong><em>​​​​A&nbsp;devoted&nbsp;team of lovely Syrian housewives</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img width="100%" alt="" src=";key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><u>Head Chef Sabah</u>&nbsp;from Aleppo&nbsp;is 44 years old and has&nbsp;2 children.&nbsp;She has been in&nbsp;Belgium for 1,5 years.&nbsp;<em>&quot;I have never felt more proud to be a Syrian, making people happy.&quot;</em><br /><br /><u>Chef Ahlam</u>&nbsp;from Homs, she is 34 years old and&nbsp;has&nbsp;4 children.&nbsp;She has been in Belgium for 2 years.&nbsp;<em>&quot;Cooking has become my profession, which is the best thing that could&#39;ve happened to me.&quot;</em><br /><br /><u>Chef&nbsp;Abeer</u>&nbsp;from&nbsp;Damascus is 33&nbsp;years&nbsp;old and has 2 children.&nbsp;She has been in&nbsp;Belgium for 1 year.&nbsp;<em>&quot;I never imagined that&nbsp;I would grow to love Belgium this&nbsp;fast.&quot;</em><br /><br /><u>Chef&nbsp;Deeya</u>&nbsp;from Aleppo is 36&nbsp;years&nbsp;old and lives by herself.&nbsp;She has been in&nbsp;Belgium for 2 years.&nbsp;<em>&quot;When I met the ladies and saw them cooking, I&nbsp;couldn&#39;t hide my enthusiasm!&quot;</em><br /><br /><strong>In the News</strong><br /><a target="_blank" href="">&quot;Iedereen Beroemd&quot;</a>&nbsp; +&nbsp;&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="">ATV</a>&nbsp; +&nbsp;&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="">Flanders Today</a>&nbsp; +&nbsp;&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="">Etion</a></p>

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<p>We were blessed&nbsp;to find a humble location to rent in&nbsp;Gitschotellei,&nbsp;Antwerp;&nbsp;however the store is empty and needs a reconstruction&nbsp;in order for it to be suitable&nbsp;to contain a professional kitchen under the rules and regulations of the FAVV.&nbsp;<br /><br />If we are lucky enough to reach our goal then your kind&nbsp;contributions will go to:<br /><br /><strong>1.&nbsp;The reconstruction of the store</strong><br /><em>3,000 euros to renovate the store *pipping, electricity,&nbsp;water, gas...</em><br /><em>1,500&nbsp;euros for material to furnish the store *flooring &amp;&nbsp;ceiling&nbsp;material,&nbsp;toilet,&nbsp;lavabo...&nbsp;</em><br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>2. The essential&nbsp;professional kitchen appliances</strong><br /><em>1,500 euros </em>Gastro<br /><em>1,800 euros </em>Dishwasher<br /><em>2,700 euros </em>Hot air oven<br /><em>2,000 euros </em>Freezer<br /><em>2,000 euros </em>Cooler<br /><em>2,000 euros Cooker hood</em><br /><br />Thank you in advance for everything :)</p>



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