Rebuilding Iraq One Family At A Time
The Salahs were renting a home for many years as they tried to increase their family. When they were forced to leave their existing rented house, they decided to use the money they had collected to begin a building project. They were able to complete the shell of the home, but ran out of money and were forced to move out of their rented property at the same time. They started to live in the shell of their new home with plastic over the windows and doors. They had cardboard on the dirt floor and had temporarily moved their furniture into the crude, unfinished shell. Please click here to see more details about this partner family.
Mr. Jamal has worked hard all of his life. Growing up with his family, he helped care for his disabled brother who died last year. They have always stayed together as a family unit. When the local airport was expanding they were forced to sell their land and move to a new location. They built a two story unit that accommodated the family, but with children on the way, they quickly outgrew their home. This is why Ako desired to build the third floor addition for his wife and child. Please click here to read more of the Jamal’s story.
Mr. Khader has always tried his best to provide for his family. When their mud-brick home began to cave in on them due to water damage he knew he had only one option; to demolish their collapsing home and build a new stable home in its place. He ran out of money mid-construction. With no other place to house his family, they moved into the half complete shell of their new home. With no windows or front door and winter quickly approaching, we knew we had to act fast to help this family of five. Click here to read more.
“We’re so close to finishing our home, but we just cannot manage to raise the remaining $5,000 while paying rent for our existing apartment.” Mr. Abdullah explains why a $5,000 loan from EFI alleviated their problems. The money was used to buy the materials needed to complete their new home, allowing them to move and use the money that was going to rent to pay off their no-interest loan. Click here for more information on the Abdullah family.
The Sadiks were renting a home with a collapsing roof and leaking walls when EFI found them. They were sharing this three-room structure with their five children. They received a $5,000 loan to finish the ground floor of the six-room home they are building to accommodate this needy family of seven. Please click here for more information.
The Jalal family was EFI’s second partner family. The family of four was living in half of their mother’s home. EFI was able to loan them $5,000 to help them complete their own home. Please click here for more information.
Extended Family International’s founder discovered the Mahmouds and their extreme need near the end of 2008. It was the critical condition of this needy Iraqi family’s home that sparked the creation of EFI, and it is the transformation we have witnessed in the lives and spirits of these individuals that fills our hearts and keeps us moving onward. Please click here to learn more.