Have you been looking for a worthy way to donate to Iraq?  If so, you my already be aware of the desperate need many Iraqi families have in this nation for safe shelters.  Our organization, Extended Family International (EFI), is taking great strides to raise awareness for people in the Kurdistan region of Iraq in order to raise money for the poor in Iraq so they can start rebuilding their homes.

Our concept is fairly simple.  We provide up to $5,000 of micro loans to families in need to finish or reconstruct a portion of their home.  Typically each family has either built a majority of the structure or they have received other funds from the government and family, so our job is to help provide the remainder of this money.  Most of the time EFI will assist a family of 4 or more, where both parents are working full time jobs and have the desire to provide the best for their families.

Since this is primarily a Muslim nation, many of the people cannot take out interest bearing loans, and therefore require funds from supporters looking to offer Iraq donations.  This is where you can step in and make a difference!  EFI is constantly bringing on new partner families every year to fulfill our mission and offer hope to the nations.  Although our work is solely focused in Iraq right now, we eventually have aspirations to offer the same support to families throughout the world as our support continues to grow.

The best part of offering your support to our program is that as the money is paid back by each partner family, those funds are then recycled into new micro loans for other families.  It is the charitable gift that keeps on giving.  Loans are not distributed to families until an in depth background check is performed and the Board passes a vote.  There are other guidelines that each family must adhere to in order to be a part of the program, such as providing a cosigner and keeping the field partner up to date regularly on purchases and progress made.  Additionally, due to strict religious beliefs for most, it is their obligation to honor all commitments and to not remain in debt to anyone.

In summary, if you are looking to offer funds for Iraqi families, we encourage you to take some time to learn more about our organization and to see how EFI is making a difference in this portion of the world.  We offer a lot of information and resources to help you decide if this is the right decision for you and hope to partner with you in the near future.  Thanks for being a part of our Extended Family!


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