Humans of Unitaf

The best way to gain insight on the work we do and the community we work with is to meet the individuals, to put a face on them, hear their voices. Inspired by the viral blog Humans of New York, we present you Humans of Unitaf.

My husband went to Sudan to work and Arabs forcefully took him to Israel. I wanted my husband, that’s why I came.”

 

...In our drinking water there was benzine. Benzine from cars. They did it on purpose so that people wouldn’t drink a lot, they didn’t want to waste water. But my four year old daughter would drink a lot. When I tried to take the benzine water away from my four year old daughter she didn’t understand.

 

I’m not mad at the people that added benzine to the water anymore because nothing happened to my children. That is why I’m happy. God bless us.

Merhaweet

In Ghana we have a traditional cloth called Kente. Almost every area in Ghana uses Kente, If you wear it they will see you as a Ghanian. 

Some are made from wool and some from cotton.  

In the north- wool. In the south- cotton.

We wear the Kente to special occasions, like parties, weddings, celebrations.

In Israel I also wear Kente. Yesterday I wore one. 

I make it myself, it was my job It takes me around two hours to prepare one. I am a professional so it’s very easy for me and I am good at it. 

The green symbolizes our forests. 

The gold symbolizes the good resources in my country.

The red symbolizes our fathers fight to freedom, and the blood spilled. 

These colors are also on our flag, with a black star of Marcus Garvey.

Edwina

Onofri

My husband went to Sudan to work and Arabs forcefully took him to Israel. I wanted my husband, that’s why I came.”

 

...In our drinking water there was benzine. Benzine from cars. They did it on purpose so that people wouldn’t drink a lot, they didn’t want to waste water. But my four year old daughter would drink a lot. When I tried to take the benzine water away from my four year old daughter she didn’t understand.

 

I’m not mad at the people that added benzine to the water anymore because nothing happened to my children. That is why I’m happy. God bless us.”

Banku. It’s cornflour. You put cornflour in a pot, boil water and let it sit for three days. You stir and stir. When you see it’s good you take it and fold it into dough. Then you cook it. It’s not like bread, it’s like foufou but it’s not fufou, it’s banku. I make it in Israel, they sell cornflour in the market. It’s good in Israel, the same as in Ghana.

Jane