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Refugee benefit from  farming of traditional vegetables

The young man is ecstatic after a bumper harvest of vegetables and believes there are prospects for a better one.  It is proof that refugees can successfully farm, and as a result, better their lives. 


Ethiopian refugee opts to work to become self-reliant

Dita Mama Madera is an Ethiopian refugee from Bale. He came to Hargeisa, Somaliland in 2004. Madera has a wife and two children; a girl aged five and a son aged 21. He has been keen on starting a business in the local community and being self-reliant but was cautious that this would deny him the opportunity to access privileges from UNHCR.


Woman supporting ten siblings

Nasra Mustafa Hussein, 25, is an Ethiopian Refugee living in Hero-awr, Hargeisa in Somaliland. She came from Gondar Ambagorgi region of Ethiopia in 2007 with her family.Nasra’s mother who was the sole bread winner is bedridden and partially paralysed due to sickness while her father is blind.


Woman improves her business after training

Mali Mohamed, 24, is a refugee from Eritrea and has been living in Hargeisa. She is a single mother of one and lives in Adna Hospital area. She has been running her own business since 2012 after receiving seed capital of USD 900 from UNHCR. Mali operates a hair dressing shop and has been paying her bills from the proceeds of the business.


Teacher seeking independence

Rihana Abdullahi Yussuf, 21, is an Ethiopian refugee living in Masala in the neighborhood of Hargeisa, Somaliland. The mother of one came from Harar in 2006 with her family. “My brother and I teach at the refugee school. We earn USD 380, while our family gets USD 80 as subsistence allowance. We use the money to pay bills and sustain ourselves.”


Inspiring story ahead of the World Refugee day.