REACH is committed to promote and protect the rights of the most vulnerable, impoverished and marginalized people in Iraq, as well as empower them to organize and proactively advocate for sustainable development of their communities.
The provision of Livelihood Assistance is one of the largest areas of intervention REACH implemented in 2018.
One of the main ways we achieve Community Development is through our Education Assistance projects.
Support by multi-purpose cashAfter six-year-old Ibrahim from Al-Maghrib, Mosul was injured and orphaned, he was unable to walk. Through cash assistance provided by REACH, Ibrahim was able to get the proper medical attention and surgery for his leg. Now he is able to walk and attend school like other children.
Support for small businessMany people in Iraq face economic challenges that are difficult to overcome without additional support. Sadiq, a 21-year-old internally displaced person from Mamrashan, a camp in the Duhok Governorate, is a member of a family of six. With support from REACH, as a part of the Livelihood Project, Sadiq was able to gain new skills in mobile phone maintenance. He set up a small shop that provides income for his family and enabled him to pay educational fees for him and his siblings.
Support for vulnerable villagers
Othman Sharif is one the kitchen garden beneficiaries. He has been living in Kani mama village, in Sangaw area his entire life with his family, 5 sons and his wife. His main source of living is rainfed farming; wheat and barley, and livestock; sheep.
The village is far from the city Chamchamal, the road is unpaved, so travelling is difficult to bring his family’s needs. “No one has been growing vegetables in the village since the 70s” Othman said, mainly because of water shortage. Also, their knowledge about vegetable production and drip irrigation was none.