December 21, 2020
“When I was young, I was doing contracting work with a nephew of mine, for 7 dinars per day, and some days we were transporting goods, I was taking grapes from Shadala to beyond Kirkuk. I spent all of my youth working, but I felt like the world was mine. I got married in an old traditional way (exchanging brides). The distance between Homarqawm and Shadala is about half an hour. I built a home for us, but when my wife passed away, there was not much to live for. I don’t have the same energy anymore. I had everything when she was with me, but lost everything when she passed away”.