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.

October 11, 2020

“I had taken my sewing machine with me to the dorms during my college years. The university tried really hard to convince me to not take the machine, but I was adamant on my decision. I was sewing clothes for the girls in the dorms for a very small fee, and did it free of charge for the ones who didn’t have the money because I knew that the students in the dorms knew no one in the city and had a lot of expenses.
Sewing has become a big part of my life, I am never away from my sewing machine. After I graduated from college, I started teaching a friend of mine so she starts working after me. I have created a culture in the girls dorms; the girl that I have taught must teach someone else so the momentum is kept because I know that the girls really need it.
Now that I have graduated, I still do sewing and I have my own shop. Furthermore, I have several students that I teach sewing to, and I have a book written that is in its last stages.”