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 8, 2020

“I have been fixing radio devices, wireless devices, watches and fans since 1980 as my day job. After the market died down, I became a Peshmarga in Sewran area until they moved headquarters to Sargalu. I used to make food for the Peshmarga, but they also brought me their broken radios and I would fix it free of charge. I even fixed their walkie talkies. Back then, there were many different types of radio devices such as Philips, Sanyon, Silver, Hancock and Canyon. They all had 7 or 8 frequencies and a lot of people listened to radio in Kurdistan. The older radio models were very difficult to fix unlike now, the recent ones can be fixed by just using an integrator. I have a shop in Hajiawa now and every day I ride my bike to the shop to make a living. Thank God that I don’t depend on salaries and I have my own business, which I dearly hold to my heart.”