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 37

May 1, 2020

“I had not rested for a long while, but I was able to do that because of the quarantine. At the same time, I had a bad feeling… it was not normal for me to stay home that long. Resting has always been important to me. When there is an event or Eid, I can rest at home. But other times, you can’t because when you own a store, people will always have demands. You can’t decide not to work and open the store whenever you want. It’s easy for an employee to take time off from work, but when you own a free job, you have to do what the people want.”

“I never thought about doing free work, especially not the job I’m doing right now because when I was a Biology student, I wanted to have my own lab and have a name that people know. I have the name and the place now, and people do know me… but it’s through sweets. When I chose this job, I initially wanted to open a shop for cake-making. But I felt like too many people do that already. I thought it was a good idea to do something with less competition that hasn’t been done before. That is why I chose donuts. At first, I thought I shouldn’t just stick to one thing, but that’s not true. You can invest all your efforts in one thing, and be more successful in it.”