View All Projects


We just received an update on the family businesses that you have supported in the Iraqi towns of Bartella and Qaraqosh (which Pope Francis will visit in a few days). Through Project Jonah, helping families stay in their country and not live on charity but become entrepreneurs, all the businesses are doing well, despite suffering from the problems associated with Covid. Cake shop, electrical shop, taxi business and women's boutique, and the new coffee shop: all started through generous donations to - thank you!

Fr. Ben with Sabah Yousif in Bartella, Iraq last month. Your generosity bought Sabah his new taxi thus giving him and his family the help they need to run a small business - Project Jonah in action - helping one family at a time!

Thanks to your generosity, we have the joy of showing you Mr. Sabah Yousif with the new taxi that was able to buy - enabling him to run a business and support his family. Once more our motto of “small is beautiful” helping persecuted Christians rebuild their lives!

Father Ben returned to Iraq in the first week of January. The Nineveh Plain (where the Christians were driven out by ISIS) is in a difficult situation - it is disputed land and many checkpoints have to be negotiated. Fr. Ben went specifically to make sure we could help some new businesses start in the besieged Christian town of Bartella (he wrote about this situation in the Real Clear Politics article before Christmas - see Facebook). You are helping two Christian families support themselves and stay in place - and have the dignity of making a living - one family runs a small electrical shop - and the other is especially deserving - a young couple with a severely epileptic son living in one room - who is starting a taxi business. The generosity of Nasarean donors has purchased a taxi - we hope for pictures soon! We will also soon be supporting the medical clinic being set up by the brave parish priest, Fr. Behnam Benoka. Click HERE for pictures.