‘Great Job’ Project

We are rebuilding workplaces destroyed by terrorists.

In 2014 global terrorism reached its peak. The Islamic State (ISIS) rapidly took over swaths of Iraq and Syria, carrying out numerous acts of terrorism against civilians. Christians and Yazidis became their main target, the latter ones being subjected by ISIS to crimes amounting to genocide. Hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes, with only a few belongings they were able to carry with them. More than a dozen of thousands of women and children were taken captive.

Help to rebuild workplaces

ISIS was officially defeated in 2019. But there has been no happy ending yet.

There has been no information available about thousands of the captured, and many have been declared missing. The Christian and Yazidi towns, which suffered most from ISIS incursion, were razed to the ground. The terrorists burned down, blew up or plundered thousands of houses, shops and workplaces. The families which have been forced to spend the last years in exile, in IDP camps, desire only one thing – to return and rebuild their homes. Without support, this will be very difficult… And sometimes just a little help is enough.

The ‘Great Job’ project aims at the reconstruction of destroyed workplaces for the families that decided to take that difficult step and return home.

Thousands of people took that risk, but after arriving back home they found nothing but debris. They are determined to rebuild their world. We want to help them make their dream come true.

The ‘Great Job’ is their idea. Families that lost everything as a result of ISIS attack want to stand on their own feet. They ask neither for money nor handouts, nor donations. They do not want to move to Europe. They want to be able to provide for themselves.

The ‘Great Job’ project aims at the reconstruction of destroyed workplaces for the families that decided to take that difficult step and return home.

Thousands of people took that risk, but after arriving back home they found nothing but debris. They are determined to rebuild their world. We want to help them make their dream come true.

The ‘Great Job’ is their idea. Families that lost everything as a result of ISIS attack want to stand on their own feet. They ask neither for money nor handouts, nor donations. They do not want to move to Europe. They want to be able to provide for themselves.

In Iraq we work on-the spot with organizations constituted of refugees. They know best what the needs of the local community are.

We inquire which family is in the most difficult situation and what kind of work it can do to improve it. We determine what support they require to be able to open their own business and then we finance the purchase of the necessary equipment. Usually it takes them only several days to open their own shop, workshop or some other establishment and start providing for themselves. This way, entire families become self-reliant and able to begin returning to normal life.

The first such project was launched in August 2017 in Qaraqosh – the largest Christian town in Iraq before the war.

It was a locksmith’s workshop, which in addition to providing an eight-member family with a source of income has also been offering services indispensable for the functioning of the entire community. The workshop has got a lot of work as the city has been practically razed to the ground by terrorists. Since then, we have launched more than 50 such small projects. Except for the already mentioned locksmith’s workshop, these include several hairdresser’s saloons, grocery shops, clothing stores, a doctor’s office, a salad bar, a building company and a shoemaker’s workshop. Each provides families of several people with regular income and ensure their self-reliance. On average, the cost of the opening of each of those businesses was 4,000 – 8,000 PLN (1,000 – 2,000 USD). It is not much, taking into account it is a one-off expense that permanently changes someone’s life.

The first such project was launched in August 2017 in Qaraqosh – the largest Christian town in Iraq before the war.

It was a locksmith’s workshop, which in addition to providing an eight-member family with a source of income has also been offering services indispensable for the functioning of the entire community. The workshop has got a lot of work as the city has been practically razed to the ground by terrorists. Since then, we have launched more than 50 such small projects. Except for the already mentioned locksmith’s workshop, these include several hairdresser’s saloons, grocery shops, clothing stores, a doctor’s office, a salad bar, a building company and a shoemaker’s workshop. Each provides families of several people with regular income and ensure their self-reliance. On average, the cost of the opening of each of those businesses was 4,000 – 8,000 PLN (1,000 – 2,000 USD). It is not much, taking into account it is a one-off expense that permanently changes someone’s life.

We are regularly approached by families that want to start a new life. Every month we open new workplaces. It is the best proof these families can receive real help.

To, że Irak i Państwo Islamskie zniknęły z pierwszych stron gazet i czołówek serwisów informacyjnych nie oznacza, że ludzie nie potrzebują już pomocy. Teraz właśnie jest ten czas, kiedy musimy ich wesprzeć w odbudowie zniszczonego kraju. Weźmy sprawy w swoje ręce. Przywróćmy ofiarom terroryzmu wiarę w dobro.

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