Ramadan Bread – Education Aid For Palestinians (EAP)
Bread is an essential in Palestinian communities, and is included in every meal. It is readily available in Palestinian diets because it is cheap, easy to get and it is subsidized from the local government.
The current situation
The siege in Palestine, particularly the Gaza Strip has resulted in endless restrictions, and obtaining bread has become one of these.
Expenses is one factor amongst others which limits Palestinians from buying bread. The removal of the subsidized costs has furthermore increased the prices of bread, thus making it scarce, if not unavailable in households. To make matters worse, the lack of electricity supply for more than four hours straight during a given day (including night) has also engendered families being unable to bake at home and instead resorting to local merchandise.