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Student Story: Abdelatif

Abdelatif is from the Darfur region of Western Sudan. When fighting came to his village in 2003, his father was killed and he had to flee for his life. He was 17. 8 years later, waiting at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, his paperwork was processed to send him to the U.S. He was finally able to make contact with his family that had stayed behind in Sudan. He spoke with his mother on the phone, and she didn’t believe it was him—she thought he’d been dead for many years! In 2011 he was sent to Chicago, where he worked cleaning at a retirement home. He saved up a couple thousand dollars and sent it to his mother, who was able to use it to open a store in their village in Sudan to be abl

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