Our project coordinators Sam and Steve Fletcher have established a direct support link to orphaned children living in Northern Iraq. Having travelled to Erbil, they visited areas where many Internally Displaced People (IDP’s) are living and saw the work our new Iraqi partners are doing in the community. The outcomes of this visit gave us the confidence to send an initial grant of $500 (approx. £340), empowering the team to spend it as they deemed appropriate. The local team used these funds to purchase school materials, clothing and relief for orphaned children.
Steve, Sam and the UK team are actively fundraising to ensure these children are supported in this uncertain time of their lives. Funds sent to Iraq will empower our partners in Erbil to meet the most urgent needs of the children. It is also important to us that there is clear evidence of impact. Check out the blog for more stories on how this project is impacting lives.