Rehema grows ‘A Little Something’ to provide a lot for her family

Rebuilding Hope, August 2012 edition
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Rehema Omary started making jewelry about two years ago when she joined A Little Something, a refugee women’s craft cooperative in Denver. As an unemployed refugee from Burundi with three children, Rehema was excited by the opportunity to earn some money to provide for her family.

Rehema soon became skilled at making earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, and today she is the highest earning member of A Little Something. She sends some of the money she earns back to family in Africa, pays some bills, and sometimes she buys a little something for her children, too.

Today Rehema also has a housekeeping job at a Denver hotel, but she sees A Little Something as her own business and something that can grow significantly in the future. She recently joined the A Little Something board as its first refugee board member, and is looking forward to learning more about running a business and contributing to its development. She is also teaching her children to make jewelry!

Rehema’s life shows the fruit of her hard work and dedication as she makes the most of her new opportunity in the United States, and she is happy that she can now provide an example of hard work to her children. Thank you for helping make stories like hers possible through your support of LIRS.

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