March 15, 2021
“Previously we used to do farming, and that was extremely difficult, but we had to do it because in Smaquly there isn’t much more you can do due to its geographical location. We also had people who were in the Peshmarga forces, and they made their living that way. Nevertheless, once the dam was built it opened a door for more opportunities because now people come here as tourists, and it has also become a way between Erbil and Sulaymaniyah. The people living around here took the opportunity and opened shops, I opened a shop where I sell things that usually tourists buy. My brothers and their kids work at the shop, and I welcome every guest to this little tea shop here”.