Hacer Yiğit makes a living by baking large thin flatbreads, thanks to the stove she installed in the front of her house.
Yiğit lives in Yafes street of Cizre district in the city of Şırnak (Şirnex) in Turkey. Though townspeople consume mostly village bread, she bakes large thin flatbreads with the stove she installed in front of her house.
At first, Yiğit begins to bake bread for her own family to consume, but later she began kneading flour and baking it for a fee to people who brought flour to be baked. Yiğit’s income provides for her whole family.
Yiğit was kneading flour by hand at first, but she now bakes over a hundred flatbreads daily, thanks to the dough kneading machine she has bought.
Yiğit states that she has done this job in her own house for five years: “I work on my own under these conditions. I do not need a salary or anything from the government. I am pleased to do this job as long as there is a demand for bread.
“They bring the flour and I bake. I do this job all the time. I tend to work in the evenings when it is coolest, especially during the summer.
“It is hard but I am pleased to work without being in need of any help”.