Reference : V-P-IQ-E-00976
Date : 26/07/2010
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Erbil governorate, Erbil city. A chicken vendor, beneficiary of the ICRC micro-economic initiatives programme. The man, who lost one leg in a car accident, has 8 children under 18 years old.
Photographer : GREUB, Michael
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Iraq: facts and figures 2010,
People disabled in the armed conflict who head households were given grants to start small businesses in such fields as agriculture, crafts and trades. The aim is not only to help the disabled care for their families but also to help restore their dignity by making them feel useful and needed again. In 2010, 461 micro-economic initiatives, such as grocery stores and coffee
shops, barbershops, beekeeping enterprises and car repairs workshops, benefited 461 families – roughly 3,000 people – in Dohuk, Erbil, Sulaimaniya, Ninawa and Kirkuk. Household incomes were increased by an average of 60 per cent.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3877x2908
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour