By Alice Seeley
Published On June 24, 2021
When ISIS invaded the Nineveh plain in 2014, Linda, a Christian mother to five children, suffered an immeasurable loss. ISIS burnt down her family’s calf-rearing farm; her family’s only source of income. After this, she and her family fled to Erbil. Once ISIS had been defeated, Linda and her family returned home. However, their misfortune did not stop there. Linda’s husband died in an electrical accident shortly after returning home. This unexpected loss left Linda devastated. She told American FRRME: “Before ISIS, we were raising 40 cows on this farm and then we would sell them in the market. It was our only source of income. But now, there is nothing I can do with this ruined farm. I hope someone is able to help us to rebuild it.”
Through the support of our donors, American FRRME was able to restore Linda’s family farm! Our latest Nineveh SEED project has fully rebuilt the calf-rearing farm, as well as added a brand new well to provide the farm with clean, and freshwater.
Thanks to your generous support Linda is able to stay in her hometown and provide a good life for her five children!
American FRRME is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes reconciliation, provides relief efforts, advances human rights, and seeks an end to sectarian violence in the Middle East.