Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.
Humans of Kurdistan - South 15

April 16, 2020

“My house used to be like a pharmacy. I have had diabetes and a high blood pressure for 13 years. My diabetes would not drop below 400. But now, when I work, I don’t think about either one. I don’t think of it even when I eat sweets. Working and staying active is what I seek, I cannot just sit down. Life is full of up and downs, I have never given in to its hardships. One day you have money, the next day you don’t. but no one checks your pockets. All the house’s responsibility is on me. If I don’t set goals for my life, I will easily fall. But I will never let that happen.”

“At first, I got a cart and started working. I remember I told my son to tell the shop owners in that area that there will be free food tomorrow from 2 to 7. A lot of people came to eat a sandwich and would pay 5,000 IQD even though it cost 1,000 IQD, only to support me.”