Restaurant in Mosul supports daily wage workers

This restaurant provides free meals to those in need

LOCATION: Mosul, Iraq

The Doing Good restaurant feeds workers and their families

who are struggling to find employment amid economic hardship

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) "DOING GOOD" ASSOCIATION'S HEAD OF KITCHENS, MOHAMMED AL-QADO, SAYING:

"This area is considered among the impoverished neighborhoods in Mosul. It is the poorest one in Mosul. They (workers) wait at an area called 'Dawret al-Hamamil,' the workers' roundabout. We see with our own eyes that when a car comes (offering work), everyone runs to it, their situation is really bad in the whole area."

The charity project is funded by academics, businessmen and philanthropists

It includes two restaurants distributing two meals per day

to about 250 families and 400 workers

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) WORKER, ABU MOHAMMED, SAYING:

"I am a worker. When I find work for one day, there is nothing for fifteen days. When I don't work, I come have breakfast and lunch here. I don't have work. Before I would go home to have lunch and come back (and wait for work). Because I don't have the money to buy food. We are all workers here and God bless them, the restaurant, everyone is here eating."

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