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.

September 7, 2022

“I’m 62 years old and from Kani Maran village. I’ve been a cowherd for a long time. I wake up every day at 3:00 AM, eat my breakfast, take the buffalos to the plains, and stay there for about 12 hours. Buffalos prefer being in the water, but because of drought, many of the oasis and springs dried out, except for 1-2 locations left. This is causing people to sell their buffalos; if it continues like this, I’ll be jobless too, and a family of seven depends on this work; we’re barely making a living. When my house caught fire, the village people helped and collected money for me.
Buffalo’s yogurt has a substantial demand because it is rich in fats and doesn’t expire. It is sold in markets fast; sometimes, people even get in the queue for it.”