Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01179
Date : 04/03/2013
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Kirkuk, Huzeyran neighbourhood. A young boy pays for an icecream at the grocery store run by Taha and his father. Taha opened the shop with an ICRC grant.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Internally displaced during the war, Taha came to Kirkuk from Diyala province. He lost his both legs in a mine explosion. Taha says he was always thinking to open a grocery shop. He joined the ICRC project about three years ago leaving his previous job as a tobacco seller at the Kirkuk central market. He started from a clay-made simple storage with a bunch of products he was selling to the people in his neighbourhood. Gradually he had upgraded his shop that soon became a centre of social life for the internally displaced people living in Huzeyran. He bought new refrigerators and expanded his offer. He says nothing feels better than owning his own business that he now runs with his father. In the spare, Taha plays wheelchair basketball at the ICRC-supported Kirkuk Rehabilitation Centre.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour