A mother of three girls from Zummar, north of Mosul, Safa once studied law at Dohuk University but did not complete her degree because she got married. Having the experience of higher education, Safa said, helped her to work as a volunteer with NGOs since arriving to Qadiya camp.
“We have fallen down several times in the last four years, and every time we got up again stronger,” Safa recalls, her eyes filling with tears of sorrow. “Now we are full of hope in this new journey of running a business.”
All three women agree that despite their years of displacement, outrage and despair, they have also had the opportunity to develop strong personal bonds in their temporary home, Qadiya camp, and this bond has now given life to an exciting new business venture.