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Eman was able to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a seamstress thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
November 24, 2022 News

Eman was able to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a seamstress thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Eman Hameed, a 41-year-old woman from the Anbar Governorate in Iraq, wanted to become a seamstress since she was a little girl after watching her neighbours sew their clothes. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned., When ISIS attacked her town in 2014, Eman was forced to flee her home, unable to take her sewing machine with her. Today, Eman is a successful seamstress and has turned her childhood dream into a reality.

I can finally grow vegetables again, despite ISIS, says Ziyad from Iraq
October 10, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

I can finally grow vegetables again, despite ISIS, says Ziyad from Iraq

Ziyad from Iraq had been a farmer all his life until ISIS drove him from his farm. His burnt and devastated farm has now been rebuilt thanks to the help of Caritas Czech Republic. His tomatoes, olives and cucumbers are now feeding him again. In addition, he gives work to other Iraqis.

Nabil trained to be a carpenter and now runs his own firm
June 9, 2022 News

Nabil trained to be a carpenter and now runs his own firm

Nabil Nihad Jiyad is a 27-year-old man from the Al-Baghdadi district in Iraq. He is married and lives with his wife in an unfinished house, that he does not own. Since he was a little boy, Nabil dreamed of opening his own carpentry shop for riverboats. But after the arrival of ISIS, he could not find any job, let alone start his own business. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and UNDP, Nabil now has his own general carpentry and riverboat carpentry shop.

Thaer's dream of working in the cooling and air conditioning maintenance business came true
May 8, 2022 News

Thaer's dream of working in the cooling and air conditioning maintenance business came true

Tháer Hazem Aziz, a 25-year-old newlywed, is also a father-to-be. Despite the fact that he was born and raised in Ramadi, he and his family live Al-Heet today. He was studying before ISIS attacked, but after ISIS he sometimes would his father fix heaters, refrigerators, and cookers. Thaer was unemployed before to enrolling in the Livelihood Initiative, but he had a strong interest in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment repair and wanted to learn more about it. Thaer was able to work in this field thanks to the Caritas Czech Republic and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Kamal launched his own sweets shop in the Al-Kubaisa sub-district
March 31, 2022 News

Kamal launched his own sweets shop in the Al-Kubaisa sub-district

Kamal Hadi Sahab is a 43-year-old man, originally from the Al Heet district's Al-Kubaisa sub-district of Iraq. He lives with his family and has three children, two sons and a girl. Before the ISIS attack on the area, Kamal worked as a daily wage laborer in a local factory. After returning, he worked as a selfemployeed. Kamal had always wanted to open his own sweets factory in the region but he lacked the money to do so. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he was finally able to launch his confectionery business.