Majority of the nurses were in their late twenties who dreamt a sweet home when they went troubled Iraq in February last. It was not their dream job that offered them big money and splashy life. But it was a chance to re-build their families.
They knew very well that Iraq was no paradise and read about it. But they have no option as majority had taken education loan and could not repay even the interests from their small salaries. They could not even afford the treatment of their parents.
They applied for all foreign jobs one after another appeared in the news paper advertisements. But they were not lucky enough to get selected. 67 nurses, majority from Kerala boarded flight for Bagdad as a last chance to save their families from debt trap in last February. But it ended in chaos as 15 among them returned to Kerala empty handed after working in Tikrit for five months.