Fartun Mohamed grew up in Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War, during which her mother was killed. She was able to move to the United States when she married her husband, a US citizen. Once in the States, she worked to provide money for herself and her…
Nafisa Diriye was born in Somalia. She and her family moved to Nairobi, Kenya when she was seven years old. In 2006, her brother, who was living in the United States, sponsored her family and they moved to Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Edison…
Ayan Omar was born in Somalia in 1993. Her family left Somalia 2005 and went to Kenya. They came to the United States in 2007. Ayan is a student at Century College.
Diib Abdullahi was born in Somalia in 1987. Her family moved to Kenya in 1991 after the outbreak of civil war in Somalia. They lived there until her brother, who was living in the United States, sponsored them to come to Minnesota in 2006. She is…
Halimo Osman was born and grew up in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her family fled to Kenya during the Somali civil war. Her older sister was living in the United States and sponsored the family to come to the United States as refugees. Halimo has lived in Texas…
Safia Suleiman was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. During the Somali Civil War, she left Somalia and went to Kenya with her grandmother and family. She came to Minnesota in 1997. She is now a senior at the University of Minnesota studying psychology,…
Mahamoud Wardere was born in Qooqaani, Somalia in 1967. He was forced to flee the country during the civil war. He came to the United States as a refugee and has lived in Washington, DC and Minnesota. Mahamoud has worked for Minneapolis public schools and…
Nur Suleiman Ibrahim was born in Somalia in 1976. He left Somalia because of civil war and came to the United States as a refugee, living in Dallas, Nashville, and finally Minnesota, where he came to join family members. He is a personal care assistant…
Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed was born in Hargeisa, Somalia in 1980. He and his family fled to Ethiopia as refugees during the Somali civil war. He moved to Egypt in 2003 to study Islamic law at Al-Azhar University. While in Egypt, he met his wife, Halimo, a…
Anab Adan Gulaid grew up in Hargeisa, Somalia. After the outbreak of the Somali civil war in late 1990, she left Somalia with several family members and moved to Toronto, Canada, where she went to school and became a Canadian citizen. After marrying her…