Refugee camps in northern Iraq are so underdeveloped that the residents live in tents with no electricity, and have done so for at least 3 years since the Yazidi genocide of 2014.
The people themselves requested solar lights when our team members, Molly and Kyle, went to Iraq last year. As our LHI distribution team has traveled throughout northern Iraq distributing these lights, we have personally witnessed how much of a difference a light can make in terms of safety, comfort, and basic human dignity (ie. being able to cook after dark).
Lifting Hands International guarantees that all donations will go towards helping refugees. In the field of refugee assistance, however, new needs can emerge and circumstances in the field can change rapidly. Consequently, funds may occasionally need to be redirected to projects or programs other than those for which they were initially designated.