August 7, 2020
“I was the first woman to open an optical store in Qamislo after my studies. There was no woman in the field, so I knew it was necessary for me to take initiative.
When I first started, there were many barriers, among them was the beginning of a crisis in Syria, where supplies that came from Damascus were either delayed or stolen by armed people.
I have been able to help many people, except my mother. My mother suddenly lost her eyesight and I have not been able to do anything, there have been no solutions… it is now almost four years since she has been completely blind. All I can do is to serve her and work at the same time, it truly pains me that I cannot do anything for her”.