Our Impact: Regenerating Shingal
GCP works directly with Yazidi families in Iraq to help them return to their homes and begin to heal their land and themselves after years of persecution and suffering.
In October 2020, we helped a family return to their village in the South of Shingal. Since ISIS had destroyed their house, they only had a single room available. They were able to renovate and expand this shelter which now serves to accommodate the 13 members of the household
Six years after surviving ISIS’ devastating attack in August 2014, our Yazidi partners returned home.
Digging deeper than ISIS
Shortly after the return to Shingal, we were able to work with our partner so they could restore their well that now provides water to 800 olive trees and provides water security in the village.
Reclaiming a well in Jidale
Rebuilding Farms and Livelihoods
They were also able to build another well, lay a drip irrigation system and begin farming several acres of their land.
After restoring the first well and gaining access to running water they were able to build a second well dedicated to harvesting.
Since returning to Shingal, our partners have not only been able to start rebuilding their farm but also their community. Their extended family was able to clean and reopen their guesthouse, a space that serves as a center of hospitality, community and religious gatherings.
Our partners and their relatives cleaned their family guesthouse and reopened it as a space of hospitality.