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Photo Share: New friends, new roots
December 13, 2011 by The IRC
|Photo: Donna Alberico/IRC|
Here's a photo share from the International Rescue Committee's New York US Programs office:
This year, 7,000 refugees arrived in the Unted States with support, with hopes of new beginnings, and with the determination to turn these hopes into reality.
One of the refugees the IRC has assisted is Bindya Tamang, who arrived in New York in the fall of 2010 with her husband and two daughters.
Before coming to the U.S., Bindya and her family lived for 15 years in a refugee camp in Nepal, where she helped to put food on the table by growing a small plot of vegetables. Today she is a member of the New Roots community garden, an IRC project in the Bronx that launched this past April.
Together with refugees and local residents from all over the world, the garden gives Bindya a chance to grow vegetables familiar to her native cuisine, make new friends and lay down new roots in her new community.
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