Old Welcomes New—Meet the Amazing Grandmothers of Northern Iraq (Kurdistan)!
May 29, 2012 by Kendelyn
Grandmothers; they’ll pinch you, they’ll squeeze you, and they’ll always hold you tight.
Our recent screening mission in Dohuk saw a constant stream of grandmothers caring for their newborn grandchild as the weary mothers rested. And for that, I salute them. They are truly fantastic women!
A Kurdish grandmother poses with her grandchild after learning the child was free of any heart defects.
A Kurdish Yazidi grandmother rewraps her grandchild after the child’s screening—no heart defect found!
These grandmothers were incredible at caring for the newborns. This one kept her grandchild distracted during the screening.
|Kendelyn is a 2012 summer intern who LOVES taking photos, and you can find her strolling the streets snapping shots of anything from flowers to friends to googly-eyed stuffed goats. She's excited to be working in Iraq this summer as PLC's photography intern and looks forward to learning more about its culture and people.|