SWIC’s working philosophy is based upon a simple yet profound principle: if you want to get to know someone, listen to them. Friendship is a two-way street. We know that despite our material abundance we need them to help grow our hearts every bit as much as they need us to help reestablish their communities. This is what growing kinship and effective working relationships are all about. This way of building relationships first, and finding solutions second, makes SWIC today one of the most successful Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating on the Nineveh Plains of Iraq.