Samera Al-Halawi, a member of the Najaf Chamber of Commerce and Water for Peace delegation. All photos by Kathlyn Stone
Twenty-three schools in Najaf, Iraq's 10th largest city, now have clean drinking water, something they lacked a year or two ago.
That leaves 850 schools to go, said Samera Al-Halawi, a member of the Najaf Chamber of Commerce. Al-Halawai and 13 other Iraqi civic and educational leaders have been in Minnesota since Sept. 18 as part of a delegation to advance a "Water for Peace" project and celebrate a new Najaf-Minneapolis Sister City agreement.MORE »