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.

November 3, 2020

“So far, I have not been happy with my life, as much as I think about it, I can’t find a period of time where I have been happy. After my spouse and I were separated, I raised my kids the best way I can. I got into trouble because I participated in collecting money with my neighbors (sulfa) and after a while I couldn’t pay, and eventually I was imprisoned. After a year and a half in prison I was diagnosed with cancer, and it was the hardest thing when they informed me. After all of that, my family didn’t want to stay in contact with me. I started working in prison, I was doing everything, from being a janitor to even guarding. I collected about 8 million toman, I asked one of my cellmates to put a property on the line as a warranty for my release, and I was released. I still have to pay back 68 million toman, but I constantly work and sometimes people help as well. Most people who know me, think of me as an active woman, and that motivates me to keep going to finally have a better life.”