March 6, 2021
“If I don’t open my shop for one day, it’ll immediately affect my mental health. I have never been to school and have started selling fish since I was 13. I remember that I was working for a Yezidi man, they used to bring the fish from Duhok, and I was selling them here, until I opened my own shop. We are 9 family members, and our living relies on fish. After my shop’s success, my father, brother, and brother in law joined me as well. Currently, my father and brother take fish and sell them in the villages around Barda Rash area. Thankfully, we have credibility among people. Because I have been working with fish for as long as I remember, I can recognize where they are from immediately, I can also recognize the different types of fish. Currently, the most demanded fish is the Red fish (Sora Masi), which we bring from Fishkhapur in Duhok. I can never leave my job because it is now a part of my life”.