2014 CURE Intern: Aisha Kheir
Thirteen years ago, Asho "Aisha" Kheir and her family arrived in the United States, escaping civil war in their native Somalia. The family's transition in their new home was far from easy: the food, the people and the language was so foreign. Community organizations that served the needs of newcomers to Portland provided a good support system, and the Kheir family thrived during those early years because they cared deeply for one another.
Posted July 3, 2014. Photo and write-up by Maileen Hamto.