Htun was born in Karen State, Burma. His father was killed by Burmese soldiers in 1998, and Htun grew up with a single mother. He lived in refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border for thirteen years where he learned how to film and edit video. He came to…
Ma Hla Nyunt is from Burma. She lived in a refugee camp in Thailand for a long time with her husband and children. Ma Hla was a volunteer in the camp's nursery school. Ma Hla and her children applied for refugee resettlement with her two children, but…
Nang was born in Burma. She lived in Nu Poe Refugee Camp in Thailand for seven years before she and her family were resettled to the United States in 2013. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband and two daughters, who are students. She studies…
Unity, a Karen refugee from Burma, spent two years living in a refugee camp in Thailand before being resettled to the United States with her father and sister. She lives in St. Paul where she studies English at the Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong…
Maryama was born into a large family in Somalia. Her mother was a housewife and her father served in the military until 1991. Many of her relatives died during the civil war, and Maryama and her son, in fear for their lives, left the country to go to…
Fadumo left Somalia 1989 and lived in the United Arab Emirates for 20 years. Her husband lost his job in 2009 during the financial crisis, so Fadumo and her eight children moved to New Dehli, India, on student visas. Her husband could not get a visa and…
Olga was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was a doctor. She met her husband, a Bulgarian man living in the United States, while he was on vacation in St. Petersburg. They married in 2000 and moved to the United States. They have…
Lina came to the United States with her family at age 14 from Cali, Colombia. Though her life was very difficult for many years after coming to the US, she now says that she’s very happy and has found her place. She says that her kids and her husband…