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.

September 3, 2020

“I did not have a moment of joy in life. Our life was full of obstacles and difficulties. But now my sons have thankfully grown up and my life is much better because of them. My husband would make maximum a quarter or half a Dinar when he used to work, it didn’t cover any expenses. I didn’t know what to do with my children, I had no choice but to raise them on dried bread.
One winter it was really cold, I borrowed three blankets without telling my husband, and we didn’t have any money. That night when my husband saw the blankets, he asked what are these? When I told him I had borrowed them, he said tomorrow you will either take them back or you leave the house! Next day I took the blankets back, I said you have to take them back my husband got mad at me. He didn’t agree and said you can pay me whenever you can, and if not, I forgive you. After a while we were able to collect money for the blankets and I went to pay him, he said I won’t take it, but I insisted and he said because you did as you promised, I will take two Dinars less.”