‘Great Job’ Project

The ‘Great Job’ project was born during one of our trips to Iraq in 2017.

The representatives of the reborn local community created a list of the neediest families and their professions practiced before the war. Their idea was to support those families in rebuilding destroyed workplaces and become self-reliant. We immediately took steps to adapt and develop that project. It was perfectly aligned with our organization’s principle – helping victims of terrorism within their local communities and hometowns.

First to establish was the locksmith’s workshop in Qaraqosh.

Without this craftsman in town, which before the war was the largest Christian town in Iraq, reconstruction could not have begun. A doctor’s office, a haidresser’s shop, several grocery stores, a salad bar and others were opened next. From the start of the project, we have managed to establish a few dozen small, family-run workplaces. All of them enabled families in the worst financial condition to start providing for themselves. Oftentimes they are established in places reached by neither the government nor foreign aid.

Within the ‘Great Job’ project, it is not money that we provide to the families we support.

Instead, we cooperate with volunteers from local organizations who purchase and deliver all the equipment necessary for establishing a business. On each visit, we monitor how workplaces we have helped to establish are getting on.

Within the ‘Great Job’ project, it is not money that we provide to the families we support.

Instead, we cooperate with volunteers from local organizations who purchase and deliver all the equipment necessary for establishing a business. On each visit, we monitor how workplaces we have helped to establish are getting on.

Often there is a need to refurbish spaces where new workplaces are about to be established.

ISIS terrorists were systematically destroying everything on their way. Many buildings and shops were looted and burnt down. They are being rebuilt with the help of volunteers from organizations through which we implement the ‘Great Job’ project. Their task is also to support newly-opened businesses once they become operational. We would like the entire project to include comprehensive support in starting life anew.

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