Ksar Essaid- TunisMahria, Mehrez and Borhen. Mahria lives with her two sons in Ksar Essaid, a popular area 30 minutes from Tunis. Mahria's husband died 5 years ago and since then she started working very hard as housemaid in order to provide her two sons the basics. Mahria's husband worked in Libya without an employment contract for many years, when he died nor the Libyan or the Tunisian governmentgave to Mahria any benefits as he was nowhere declared as an employment. Meherez and Borhen stopped going to school because they were poor and don't have nice clothes to wear or a nice house to receive their friends. Mahria, Meherez and Borthen sleep all together in a common room. Mahria took part at the revolution because she strongly believed that it will change the situation of all poor Tunisian families, but as she says "Since the 17th of January nothing is changed".  Mahria's sons dream to go to France and Italy, to find a good job and provide to their mother a better life.   (image by Francesca Oggiano)
Ksar Essaid- TunisMahria, Mehrez and Borhen. Mahria lives with her two sons in Ksar Essaid, a popular area 30 minutes from Tunis. Mahria's husband died 5 years ago and since then she started working very hard as housemaid in order to provide her two sons the basics. Mahria's husband worked in Libya without an employment contract for many years, when he died nor the Libyan or the Tunisian governmentgave to Mahria any benefits as he was nowhere declared as an employment. Meherez and Borhen stopped going to school because they were poor and don't have nice clothes to wear or a nice house to receive their friends. Mahria, Meherez and Borthen sleep all together in a common room. Mahria took part at the revolution because she strongly believed that it will change the situation of all poor Tunisian families, but as she says "Since the 17th of January nothing is changed". Mahria's sons dream to go to France and Italy, to find a good job and provide to their mother a better life.
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