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The story of Zukhra Khakimova


Until June 2010, the family of Zukhra Khakimova lived in the Cheryomushki microdistrict, which would later acquire a sad fame. There were two detached houses on their land plot, in which 17 people lived. "One for all and all for one!" - that was the motto of the family, truly large and friendly, which consisted of representatives of several generations. But in one day, Zukhra lost seven close relatives: her mother, who was paralyzed after a stroke, her older brother, his wife and three nieces, two of whom were only 4 years old and 1 year old, and an older nephew.

When the mass arson attacks, house pogroms and brutal killings began, the whole family hid in the basement of their house. The cries of adults and the crying of children could not stop the heartless intruders, and their house, like many others, was set on fire. On that day, not everyone was able to leave the basement outside. Her family and friends died in their own house, which did not become a reliable fortress for them, and this became a big and irreparable loss for the whole family.   When the construction of the transitional housing was going on, the family, which left 10 people, lived with   relatives in the village of Suro-Tash, near the border with Uzbekistan. Even then, they were firmly convinced that they were not going to leave their native   Osh is their home in their native land.

After the events, no one worked in the family, and the main source of livelihood was humanitarian aid and support from friends and neighbors. Zukhra received compensation from the state for the loss of her mother and older brother, 20,000 soms (about $ 450) each. Also, small money was received during the holy month of Ramadan in 2010.

The international organization "Red Cross" built them a house with two rooms. During the construction process, additional investments were needed, which the family did not have, in finishing materials and other internal construction work, such as communications, electricity and heating. Obviously, the two-room house was quite small for four families. The process of building a house for this family was not controlled by anyone - the family was in a stressful state, Zukhra was recovering her health and receiving treatment at the hospital. This family did not have the opportunity to complete the construction process, while many families have already moved into their own transitional type houses. In this regard, within the framework of our initiative, assistance was provided in the construction of a house for this family, the purchase of building materials, and also one room was added to increase the area of ​​housing.

Families whose lives have been changed by violent inter-ethnic conflict are stories told by women. And there are thousands of people like them. People really need help in any form - moral and psychological, financial and material. The important thing is that now, after these tragic events, we need to be able to build a stable and strong society without conflicts and resentments, in which both adults and children of all nationalities will be happy.