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Family Bios: Sept 11, 2015

600px-Flag_of_Afghanistan.svgThis young family relocated to Phoenix in April, 2015.  They are originally from Afghanistan with family still there.  The husband is in contact with his family members back home, but the wife is unable to be in contact due to security reasons.  He is employed in the furniture assembly business.  The wife did not have a job in Afghanistan but would love to study and work here once she learns English more fluently.  She loves to sew and was quite proficient in her home country but does not have the supplies to do so here.  She loves to decorate with neutral tones – browns and grays primarily.  Her daughter is 5 and in school.  She loves to ride a bike and play with dolls.  Her favorite colors are pink and red.

Flag_of_Myanmar.svgThis extended family originally hails from Burma but has been living in a Thai refugee camp for 22 years.  Mom and the twin daughters who are 17 arrived in Phoenix 2 years ago.  Her husband, son, daughter in law and five and a half year old grandson just arrived here in late April.  The girls are in school and happily acclimated to the US.   The have family members still in the refugee camp, including a brother with whom they stay in contact.  What they love most about America is being able to walk around freely.  They are happy.  Everything is good here.

Flag_of_Myanmar.svgThis family recently relocated to Phoenix from Malaysia where they were in a refugee camp for two years and were originally from Burma.  The husband suffers from glaucoma and is legally blind, although he has a narrow range of vision in one eye.  In Burma, the husband worked in the computer repair industry while his wife stayed home with their two sons who are now eight years and one year old.   The older son in in third grade and loves computer games, bike riding and soccer.  The younger son is 18 months old and loves toy cars.  Mom enjoys cooking and her favorite color is red.  What they love most about the US is the access to good healthcare for the husband’s glaucoma and that they are free to speak and write without fear of repercussions.

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