Reference : V-P-RU-E-00622
Date : 12/04/2011
Caption : Outskirts of Grozny, in a part of town called Chemorechye. Zura, who runs a small seamstress shop, is a recipient of the ICRC micro-economic initiatives program. Her sister-in-law Dika working on the sewing machine donated by the ICRC.
Photographer : KOKIC, Marko
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Zura is a beneficiary of the Micro Economic Initiative program, through which she received a sewing machine. During each of the two Chechen conflicts (1994-1996 and 1999-2000), she had to flee from Chechnya to Dagestan and Ingushetia respectively. When returning to Chechnya after the first conflict, she received a bullet injury to the chest. Due to the complication and cost of the operation, the bullet is still inside her. Three years ago, after an x-ray examination, she was referred to the orthopaedic centre in Grozny which was initially supported by the ICRC. A special corset was designed for her, which prevents the bullet from moving inside her body. She says she feels better but still has to go the orthopaedic centre twice a month for maintenance and adjustment of the corset. Zura receives a small pension as an invalid. Her husband and two sons do not work. Through the seamstress business, she can support her family.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour