Monday, August 31, 2009

Scenes from Baghdad Market

These are some scenes of a Baghdad market, sent to me by Faiza.

She gathered and donated some money to get four young men in Sadr city started in the market. They had to buy a street booth, and then the children’s clothing to sell at the market. As Faiza said, it is better that they can make their own income than to join up with a militia. Jobs are very limited in Iraq, and high unemployment leads to many problems. Young men will often turn to the military or militias for employment only because there are no other options.

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