ICC Builds Up a Bakery in Iraq

09/20/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Evan and Lara live with their three children in Iraq. Like many families, they dreamed of one day building a large house to live in together. Unfortunately, due to sectarianism in the region, this dream went up in smoke as Evan lost his job when his factory was shut down. Making the most of their difficult circumstances, Evan now participates in an outreach ministry, but the family is still struggling financially.

When ICC connected with this family, we soon learned that Lara has a knack for baking sweet treats. Therefore, we provided her with the equipment necessary to start up her own bakery, including a refrigerator, a stove, a mixer, cooking utensils, and more.

With these tools, Lara is able to sell cakes to support her family. By advertising on social media and with the support of satisfied customers, she is already building up a reputation for her business.

She shared, “I wanted to start working before Valentine’s Day and it happened. I sold eight cakes for [Valentine’s Day]. All the customers liked the taste. Thank you for helping me to be part of the community.”

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