Success Stories

Five famous refugees

September 4, 2018
The United States has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. Meet some of the well-known artists, ambassadors, and other luminaries who were once refugees.
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Former refugee is shaking up the money transfer business

August 15, 2018
Former refugee Ismail Ahmed, who founded the business WorldRemit, is making it easier to send money home. The company now has 600 employees and handles 1.1 million payments per month.
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Calgary fashion entrepreneurs team up with Syrian refugees to design dream business

August 9, 2018
The owners of Kem’s Fashion, Marlyse Tchuigoua and Thierry Kouembi, say Syrian newcomers bring the skills they need to make high-quality garments and grow their business.
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Through his coffee business, one of Sudan’s lost boys offers hope to a generation

July 17, 2018
Manyang Reath Kher, founder of 747 Coffee, is driving self-efficiency for hundreds of local Sudanese refugees through his Virginia-based fair trade coffee company.
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Syrian’s ‘squeaky cheese’ a hit with British consumers

April 5, 2018
After escaping war in Syria, a refugee has used her initiative – and local milk – to make halloumi in northern England, creating jobs and winning awards along the way.
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10 refugees who will change your perception of entrepreneurship

June 5, 2016
Despite significant hardships, refugees are pushing the limits of what most people recognize as the general entrepreneur spirit.