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.

July 12, 2021

“After Turkey bombarded Sarekane, we abandoned our home and resided in Al-Hasakah. Due to the immigration and discomfort, our financial status went downhill. I was not even able to purchase necessities for my family and children and my home was lacking various pieces of equipment. A friend of mine suggested to help us with a sum of money, so I could purchase a trolley and a popcorn machine and sell popcorn in Al-Hasakah. My friend sold his car immediately since he did not need it and gave me the money. I bought the trolley and began selling popcorn all over the city. I returned the money to my friend within 3 months and was able to purchase essentials for my house. All thanks to my companion who sold his car to help me overcome my struggles. I start working from 4 PM in the afternoon to 1 AM at night because people prefer to eat popcorn at night when they are roaming the city. I have customers from every age range; from 2-year-olds to 70-year-olds”.