Coalition Helps Local Vocational Businesses
Many members of the Iraqi community are working hard to use the safety and security of the current situation in Iraq to build and establish businesses in and around the region. Many citizens have skills but do not have the means to start their own business or the money to start a business. Some of these people can be helped by civil affairs soldiers who interview different citizens for the awarding of micro grants.
A local welder from the Diwaniyah region was one of the individuals that qualified for a new program from the coalition. This is a program that gives money to businesses and Iraqi individuals to help them be able to start small businesses and industries.
Rasad Abass is a welder that has worked with many of the different programs in and around Baghdad. He has more than 20 years of experience, and he has worked in the past in a business to provide metal goods to members of the Iraqi community.
With the fall of Saddam Hussein, Mr. Abass lost his business and did not have a chance to perform his welding business until members of the coalition identified him. He was at first put to work helping with projects in the reconstruction.
Now that the community has been made safe, Abass will now receive money that will allow him to restart his business, owning his own shop once again.