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.

March 19, 2021

“I spend two hours a day with my birds at home, I have a place for each and every one of them. People usually call for a good duck, rooster, chicken or goose. I have been doing this job for more than 20 years. You have to be experienced in this job and not trust everyone. Sometimes I buy birds from the bazaar and take them home to keep them. If the weather is nice, I go to the birds’ bazaar in Bardarash and sell my birds. I once bought a sick rooster, I took it home and it cost me $4000 worth of birds. Ever since, I decided to not trust everyone and trust my own intuition. Thankfully, I have also profited a lot, I might have profited more than $10,000 during those 22 years. The profit is not much, but it’s enjoyable. I work tirelessly because I make a living for my family out of it”.