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About Amal

Amal Morcos is a refugee from journalism having sought something much higher and better. She loves to work for the poor and is thrilled to be connected with her heritage through Coptic Orphans.

We Never Thought We’d Leave Egypt

Coptic Orphans staff member Nefr Nabil and her husband Wessam were living idyllic lives in pre-revolutionary Egypt.

They lived in Al-Rehab, a refined residential compound near Heliopolis where people could actually breathe the air and enjoy nature away from bustling Cairo. Their two teenage boys attended excellent schools. Wessam had a good job with an IT firm and Nefr was at the top of her profession as Director of Human Resources at a U.S. military base.

To sweeten it all was a loving extended family, a good church, and their own commitment to help the poor.

And then Egypt had to have a revolution. Continue reading