Fatemeh

LONA Grantee- Afghan Refugee ESL Certification

Sacramento, California

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The first step to entrepreneurial success for refugees arriving in the U.S. is learning English as a second language (ESL). LONA supports a female Afghan refugee and aspiring entrepreneur as she enrolls full-time in ESL courses and engages in one-on-one English tutoring. As she focuses on immersing herself in English language, she works to develop her business plan for a childcare center that will serve the refugee population and others in Sacramento. 

Access to childcare is a significant need for the refugee community. Lack of affordable childcare is a very common barrier to women's ability to attend ESL classes, enroll in educational or vocational programs or join the workforce. LONA supports our grantee's goal to empower other women by providing a center where they can trust their children will be cared for, and give them the freedom and time to pursue their own passions.

In partnership with World Relief Sacramento