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Venezuelan sandwich made from plantains

As part of Immigrant Heritage Month, we’ve partnered up with Choose901 to bring you #Passport901. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing recipes from around the world that represent the diverse groups and cultures that have come to call Memphis home ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20th. Our second stop on our global taste…

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Growing up in Pakistan, Saima never went to school. Her family did not have internet access, so she spent her days cooking alongside her mom, preparing dishes ranging from the Afghan classic bolani to the Pakistani biryani. Over time, she began to try different recipes that were less familiar to her and her culture—ice cream,…

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If you’ve been following along on our social media, you know that this month we’re launching #Passport901 in partnership with Choose901 to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we’ll be traveling around the globe through various recipes provided by staff, clients and community partners. The first stop on our list this month is the…

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On September 28, 2016, Alphonse and his sister were welcomed to the United States by World Relief Memphis staff and volunteers eager to help. Just a few months later, the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States was drastically cut.   In the span of a few months, people’s hopes and dreams of rebuilding a life in the U.S., safe…

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As you may have seen, the month of June is “Immigrant Heritage Month,” and, we have chosen to celebrate by taking you around the world and trying delicious international dishes with our Passport901 event in partnership with Choose901. As some of the ingredients needed for these dishes may not be found in your regular grocery store,…

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When Alphonse stepped off the plane in Memphis nearly five years ago, he thought he would be alone. He had his sister by his side, but his mother was still in the Democratic Republic of Congo along with his other siblings.   Yet to his surprise, he was greeted at the airport by his name—one that…

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At 10-years-old, Alliance already understands the responsibilities that only an adult should. As she gets ready for school, she glances at her three siblings, worrying about what she will prepare for them for lunch that day.   As she steps out of the door of their home in the Gihembe refugee camp in Rwanda, she sees the storm clouds rolling in over…

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When Mary Makuta came to the U.S. in 2016 with her mother and four siblings, she hadn’t been to school in four years. Five years later, she’s preparing to graduate from Central High School, the first in her family to do so.   “My mom didn’t graduate high school. My dad didn’t graduate,” Mary said as a…

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In March, our much-anticipated Youth Mentoring Program launched after much preparation. As we start to see the first fruits of this program, we wanted to give you an inside look at what inspired our program coordinator, Shawnee McDonnell, as she was creating it. When I came to World Relief Memphis, I was tasked with creating a new…

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A woman holds a baby's hand.

This Mother’s Day, we want to wish all of our mothers, in all stages of life, a Happy Mother’s Day. We know that motherhood is a blessing, but it’s not without its trials. For many of our families, mothers have made immense sacrifices for their children. Today, we honor and thank you for all that…

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