“For refugees, the middle country is tough,” Imrana says. “But it’s like this: before becoming a diamond, you are just a rock. For my son and me, Malaysia was so hard, but it made us into diamonds. Made us real gold. So when we entered the U.S., we were not rock. We were not stones. We were diamonds. We could really make a place for ourselves here.”

Imrana is a refugee from Pakistan who spent four years as a single mother in Malaysia. Though she has been through hardship in her life, her creativity, resilience, and your support has made it possible for her to open her very own business. Click below to read about the difference you have made in her story.

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