Over the past 5 years, villages in Iraq have suffered from a lack of some of the most basic amenities. The Aegis Foundation has always made it a priority to try to address these issues that most developed countries take for granted. Aegis teams in the North of Iraq identified a village that required shelter from the season’s elements. Basic accommodation was all that they required so with the Aegis Foundation’s help we were able to convince a local business to support us in improving the village’s quality of life. The Al Shefar Group kindly donated a number of tents that would provide the villagers with much needed accommodation. The success of this was attributed to the close liaison with the village elders and the local businesses to ensure that we provided what they really needed, rather than what we thought they required. The establishment of sustainable and trusting relationships was achieved by actioning our promises in a consistent and relevant manner. This project enhanced the Aegis Foundations’ relationship not only with the village but also the surrounding communities.