Abu Zahra, who washes cars for a living, is planning to sell one of his kidneys for US$10,000. Nizar Latif / The National
Abu Zahra, who washes cars for a living, is planning to sell one of his kidneys for US$10,000. Nizar Latif / The National

Nizar Latif

Abu Zahra, who washes cars for a living, is planning to sell one of his kidneys for US$10,000. Nizar Latif / The National

March 27, 2009

BAGHDAD // Abu Zahra arrived in Baghdad two years ago, coming north from the city of Amarah. He brought along his wife, three daughters, a son and his dreams of getting a job that would end their life of poverty.

He found work, washing cars, but with earnings of less than US$10 (Dh37) a day, it did nothing to make them richer. So he is planning to sell one of his kidneys.

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