As a continuation of our successful campaign in 2011 to empower the widows of Iraq, Walk for Iraq supported two British/Iraqi teenagers Emily (17 years) and Alex (13 years) Haboubi in their attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro 15 July, 2012. Their aim was to raise money for Help the Needy Charitable Trust (www.helptheneedy.org.uk), a UK registered charity (Reg. No. 1059951) which provides aid to orphans and widows. All funds will be donated to their "Empowering the Widows of Mesopotamia" project. For more details please click here.
Emily and Alex, both born in the UAE have only their paternal grandfather as their link to Iraq. However, having never visited the country, they are fully aware of the hardships facing the Iraqi widows and orphans and felt strong and passionate enough to dedicate their climbing attempt to support this cause.
For more information on their journey, please read their account here.
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For any questions about this challenge, then contact us via the Walk for Iraq website www.walkforiraq.com
Walk for Iraq Team