YouFirstGaza Team Builds Home for Family in Gaza

In the Gaza Strip, where occupation’s violence and poverty have become daily struggles for its residents, the YouFirstGaza team has been working tirelessly to provide basic needs for those most in need. With the community’s help, YouFirstGaza has been able to build a home for a family struggling to survive in the war-torn region.

The family was in desperate need of a new home, but with no means to afford one, they had resigned themselves to their miserable living conditions.

However, when the YouFirstGaza team learned of their situation, they took action immediately. The team worked closely with the community to gather funds, resources, and labor to build a brand-new home for the family. They started by clearing the land and laying the foundation, and then they began constructing the walls, setting up the roof, and other necessary components of the home.

Despite the challenges of working in an area that is constantly under siege and subject to power outages and shortages of materials, the YouFirstGaza team was determined to see the project through. They persevered through these difficulties, knowing that their efforts would make a significant impact on the family’s quality of life.

After several weeks of hard work, the home is almost completed but still needs more help to get it finished. We are now at the tiling stage which costs about 1200$. In the following you can find the stages of building the house:

Laying Foundation, Constructing Walls between 09/01/2023 to 19/01/2023
First Stage

Clearing the land and laying the foundation are crucial steps in the construction of any building, and building a home in Gaza is no exception. The YouFirstGaza team had to work hard to clear the land, which was overgrown and littered with debris. Once the land was cleared, the team began the process of laying the foundation, which involved digging trenches and putting building stones. With the foundation in place, the team could move on to constructing the walls. They used locally-sourced materials and relied on their expertise to ensure that the walls were strong, and stable and would provide a safe and secure home for the family. These early stages of construction required patience, attention to detail, and a lot of hard work, but they were critical in ensuring the success of the project.

This stage costs about $1200 USD, thanks to generous donors.

Setting up the roof in 21/01/2023
Second Stage

Once the walls were completed, the next step in building the home for the family in Gaza was to set up the roof. This process was equally important, as the roof provides protection from the elements and helps to keep the home secure. Due to the shortage of funds, the YouFirstGaza team decided to use metal roofing materials, ensuring that they fit precisely and were properly aligned. They worked together to lift and secure the roof beams into place, making sure that they were strong enough to support the weight of the roof. With the roof in place, the home was beginning to take shape, and the family was one step closer to having a safe and comfortable place to live.

This stage costs about $620 USD, thanks to generous donors.

Home plumbing installation in 05/02/2023 ​
Third Stage

One of the essential aspects of building a new home is the installation of plumbing, and this was no exception in the construction of the family’s home in Gaza. The YouFirstGaza team worked diligently to install the necessary plumbing fixtures and systems to provide the family with access to clean water and proper sanitation. They began by connecting the home to the municipal water supply, ensuring that the water was safe for consumption. They then installed pipes, fixtures and drainage systems throughout the home, including a bathroom and a kitchen. The team paid close attention to every detail to ensure that the plumbing systems were installed correctly and that there were no leaks or other issues. With the plumbing in place, the family now had access to essential amenities that many people in Gaza take for granted, making their new home not only comfortable but also safe and healthy.

This stage costs about $500 USD, thanks to generous donors.

Electricity network installation in 11/02/2023
Fourth Stage

Another critical aspect of building a new home is the installation of electricity, and the YouFirstGaza team was well aware of this. They worked diligently to install a reliable electricity network to provide power to the family’s home. They then began the process of laying cables, and installing sockets, switches, and circuit breakers to ensure a safe and efficient electrical system. The team also installed lighting fixtures throughout the home, ensuring that the family had access to adequate lighting. With the electricity network in place, the family could now power essential appliances such as refrigerators, fans, and heaters, making their home more comfortable and convenient. The team paid close attention to every detail to ensure that the electrical systems were safe and efficient, minimizing the risk of electrical hazards.

This stage costs about $200 USD, thanks to generous donors.

Plastering the walls between 21/02/2023 to 23/02/2023​
Fifth Stage

Plastering the walls is a critical step in the construction of any building, and the YouFirstGaza team understood this well. After constructing the walls, the team carefully prepared the surfaces to be plastered, ensuring that they were free of dust, debris, and any imperfections. They then mixed and applied the plaster onto the walls, using specialized tools to achieve a smooth and even finish. The team paid close attention to every detail, ensuring that the plaster was applied evenly and that there were no lumps or bumps. They also used a technique called “skimming” to create a polished and sleek finish on the walls. With the walls plastered, the home’s interior was beginning to take shape, and the family could now visualize their new home in all its glory. The plastered walls not only provided a sleek and modern appearance but also helped to insulate the home, providing additional protection from the elements.

This stage costs about $700 USD, thanks to generous donors.

Tiling stage
Sixth Stage

waiting for the donations to complete the project.

The YouFirstGaza team has been providing aid to the people of Gaza for years, working to address the region’s most pressing needs, including healthcare, education and access to basic necessities. Through their tireless efforts, they have become an integral part of the community, providing support and hope to those who have been marginalized and forgotten.

This project, in particular, is a testament to the power of collective action and the impact that can be made when people come together for a common cause. It demonstrates that even in the most difficult of circumstances, it is possible to make a difference and bring about positive change.

In conclusion, the YouFirstGaza team’s efforts to build a home for a family in need is a shining example of the kind of work that can be done when people work together to make a difference. Their dedication, perseverance, and compassion have made a profound impact on the lives of those who have been helped. It is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope, and there are always people willing to lend a helping hand.

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