Global Activism: Somali Women Association of Illinois helping refugees

August 7, 2014

Courtesy of Nana Ahmed
Nana Ahmed of Somali Women Association of Illinois (SWAI)

Nana Ahmed grew up as a Somali refugee in Yemen. When she came to America, Nana wanted to give back by helping refugees like herself. She, along with seven other Chicago women, formed Somali Women Association of Illinois (SWAI). They provide education and housing assistance, job training and health access to try and help refugee women and their families settle into their new lives. Nana will share her own experience and how it’s helped dozens of refugees.