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As part of my work with Kalunba Ltd., the official implementing partner of the RCH’s Unit for Refugee Integration, I update and refresh the website. I recently wrote a quick post for them about the importance of supporting refugee-owned businesses after getting my hair cut by a fantastic former-beneficiary of the Kalunba team who now owns his own hair salon. Check it out on their website here!

Supporting refugees through monetary donations, community support, language lessons, and more are all very important, but when it comes to creating sustainable lives, a stable source of employment and income is critical. The next time you need something done in the city, whether it’s a new haircut, getting some clothes tailored, or finding food to cater an event, why not support a refugee by frequenting their business?

*For my readers in the Columbus area, you can find a list of refugee-owned businesses here, provided by CRIS (Community Refugee and Integration Services). USE IT!!