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.

February 18, 2021

“For as long as I remember, we have had birds in our house as pets. I have always loved birds and wanted to have one of every kind. Eventually, I thought about turning this into a business, I asked for support from my wife, and she agreed to fully support me. In 2011, I opened a shop for selling and keeping birds and I’m still doing it. I also have a side project at home where I am planning to breed every type of Kurdish birds, which is managed by my wife. My life has become very difficult due to this job because I can never leave my birds. I only couldn’t visit my birds during the quarantine for two days, and 67 of them died. I help a lot of college students and instructors, sometimes they come and take a few birds for research free of charge. I love my job and I will never leave it because it is a way to make a living for myself and many of my friends”.