ICC Provides Small Business Support in Iraq

07/19/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Nael, Stephan, and Dani grew up together in Qeraqosh, but were all displaced in 2014 when ISIS swept through Iraq. Over the past seven years, they have grown into young men and are now trying to establish a new life for themselves in Baghdad.

The men have limited educational opportunities, but are hesitant to work for a Muslim employer due to continued religious tensions in the region. Therefore, they decided to team up and open a three-cart business outside of a local mall that is opening soon.

With ICC’s support with the business start-up costs, one cart will sell sunflower seeds, another will sell boiled beans, and the other will sell mobile accessories. The three will split the profits at the end of each day, giving them a sustainable source of income that they can use to provide for their families.

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