The Digital Journalist
Ziyah Gafic
Widow Town, in the Shoresh area near Kirkuk. It was meant to be a place where all the widows from the Umfal operation in 1988, when Saddam used chemical weapons, were to live. Earning money is the biggest problem. One of the projects intended to help the widows to earn money is "the brick factory for widows" there, at this point, four elderly women are working. They labor six hours a day and each of them can produce 350 bricks daily, earning a salary of approximately $40.USD per month. Seen here, they're storing bricks they couldn't sell to protect them from rain. The woman on the left is Suhayla Bahjat Habeeb, 61 years old. October 2002, Kurdistan-Northern Iraq