Reference : V-P-SY-E-00620
Date : 17/03/2016
Country/Region : SYRIA
Caption : Homs. The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent support the income-generating activities. Amer opened a pastry shop through a micro-economic initiatives (MEI) program.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Amer relates: "I have a son and a daughter. My sweet shop was in Al-Kusour and the work was very good. Since the beginning of the fight, we fled from our houses and shops and we internally displaced to Al-Waer. Then we have to move again to Hama where we stayed with our relatives. During that time I worked as coppersmith, selling and buying copper to provide only my living.
I went back to the old city of Homs when the road was opened, and I worked in pastry shops outside the old city. After the opening of this place, the work is improving and people start to tell each other’s about my shop. Now, my cousin is working with me, he is my partner and the kids are learning too.
I hope to return back to our normal life when we used to have a peaceful life and expand the business to have more kinds of sweets."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour