Summer 2016 Grant Recipient #1: Preemptive Love Coalition
for July 5th, 2016
Preemptive Love: More Than Survivors Initiative (Iraq)
Grant to be Awarded: $50,000
We are training ISIS victims, refugees, displaced people, and casualties of war with the capital they need to turn existing skills into successful small business endeavors, and the training they need to make a range of hand-poured candles and hand-milled soap products suitable for sale in top tier international retailers and in home-based sales.
In war-torn Syria and Iraq, decades of dictatorship, foreign wars, and terrorism have conspired to destroy the lives of untold millions, including some twenty million between both countries that are currently displaced by the Assad regime, ISIS, and various militias. Preemptive Love is coming alongside refugees and equipping them to start their own businesses, earn their own money, and remake what was destroyed.
By investing in empowerment, families can put their kids back in school, pay their rent, and buy their own food. After decades of dependency-building aid, Iraq and Syria need long-term, strategic investment to rise from the ashes!