"When I was a refugee, I also learned a lot from using the internet at home: video editing, graphic design, how to run a business, coding, apps. A little bit here, a little bit there. That’s how I learned, and eventually that’s how this restaurant happened..."

Unable to work legally as refugees in Malaysia, Alif and his family forged their own path. When they arrived in Chicago, you  helped him find employment. Last month we spoke with Alif about his latest entrepreneurial project in Chicago: Tea Leaf Garden.

Click the image below to read Alif's story in an interactive format, complete with pictures, maps, and more!


Tea Leaf Garden