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Small business owners help fellow refugees

Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 18:09:24-05

Small Business Saturday is all about supporting smaller, local businesses. This week, one business started by two refugees is helping others like them. 

Muhibullah Hassan and Niamatullah Habibzai started Subzi Mundi, small grocery store near 72nd and Maple, after moving to Nebraska. The two cousins both served the US Military in Afghanistan, putting their lives in danger to help the US fight the Taliban and ISIS. Many interpreters and their families were targets because of their help to the US.

Once in Omaha, Lutheran Family Services helped them acclimate since they arrived here in Nebraska. The two say they never thought they would one day own a store in the United States 10 or 15 years ago, much less live in the United States.

Subzi Mundi sells Afghan, Indian, Pakistani and Arab (middle eastern) products, and they give discounts to other refugees as a way of giving back.