Refugees can do more than survive. They can flourish.
Refugees are not projects or case numbers. Their our neighbors and friends. We step across the threshold and sit in their homes, listening to them before we do anything else. Then we work together to help them stand on their own.
Empowerment can’t be mass-produced. We identify skills each refugee already has, deciding together how to use those skills to change the future. Then we provide empowerment grants, tools, and coaching to help them succeed.
We empower refugees to start new businesses so they don’t have to rely on handouts. We train local doctors to be the long-term answer to local needs. We put kids back in school and help refugees rebuild where they are.
Women who fled Syria’s civil war are providing for their families again by making washcloths, sweaters, and more.
Widowed women in Baghdad are shining a light against the darkness of war with each hand-poured candle.
ISIS shut down salons and beauty shops across Mosul. Today, women in Mosul are reopening them and writing a new story.