Proceeds to support Basra's poor

Good Samaritan Brotherhood organizes eighth charity bazaar in Basra

BASRA, December 11 — The Good Samaritan Brotherhood held its eighth Charity Bazaar on Sunday at the St. Therese Church in central Basra. The event was attended by families from various segments of the city, and the organizers, who indicated that the bazaar would last for three days, stated that proceeds would go to poor families in Basra.

The Good Samaritan Brotherhood, a church foundation that includes various denominations, specializes in supporting the poor and marginalized. It collects donations through charity markets to support charitable projects, especially for children with cancer.

Hussam Yacoub, Media Officer of the Monastery of the Progressive Nuns, told 964, “Today is the opening of the charity shopping bazaar with the participation of the Christian community and other religions. We are organizing this market for the eighth consecutive year, and the beauty of it is that everyone participates with us, indicating that Basra is a city of coexistence among all religions.”

Bazaar attendee Ahmed Salam shared, “I am participating for the first time in this three-day bazaar. The beauty of the matter is that peace and love prevail, and there is no difference between religions. The proceeds from this bazaar will go to the poor in the city of Basra. The bazaar includes various activities such as music, free drawing, and Arabic calligraphy. I advise everyone to come here to participate in supporting the poor.”