International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Support IRC Assisted Businesses

These businesses were started with the assistance of the IRC Microenterprise Program.  For more information about the Microenterprise Program, please contact

Businesses with the  logo are part of the Women's Empowerment STAR Center  (click here to learn more).


All Nations Cab

A member-owned taxicab company in San Diego featuring vehicles fueled by
environmentally-friendly natural gas.              619 229 2111


Hamadi Mobile Mechanic
A fully licensed mechanic and welder with over 20 years of experience.
Mobile service comes to you!      619 384 0864

American Cleaning Experts

Offering a variety of professional cleaning services for residential and commercial customers.       619 665 6879

Magic Touch Windshield Repair

Mobile service comes to you to fix chips, star breaks, bulls-eyes, dings, & cracks up to 6" in length.    619 286 8888


American Limo

Limousines and sedans, specializing in airport and hotel transfers.    619  277 2477


M&L_Beauty_SalonM&L Salon WE
Professional hair salon located in downtown San Diego, M&L works with clients to  achieve their desired looks. The salon also offers a wide selection of beauty products.
825 Broadway Ave, San Diego, CA  92101        619 347 8449


East African Cuisine  

Authentic food from Somalia and Ethiopia. Find our food at the City Heights Farmers’ Market, or have us cater your next event.    619  277 0047

RED Sambusas & Catering

San Diego’s original Sambusa, available in 6 unique flavors at your local farmers' 
market or for catering.    619  245 7946

Olivia’s Kitchen 

Experience the genuine taste of Ghana at your local farmers’ markets. Catering is
also available.    619  261 7699

Sammoon Bakery and Restaurant

Offering Iraqi Sammoon bread along with a variety of competitively-priced Middle  
Eastern cuisine.      619 441 2823

Handicraft / Clothing

Tropical Heritage   

Offering hand-made African jewelry, art, home decorative items, accessories, and
much more.  Click there to learn about Mary Page, owner of Tropical Heritage.     858 568 2151

Angel Green Baby Products  

All organic baby products, inspired by nature,color and the environment and are safe for your baby.       619  582 2642

Koita Designs
Congolese-inspired fashion designs and custom outfits hand-tailored to your liking.
619  306 6245

Star FashionSTAR Fashion  WE
Located in the heart of City Heights, STAR Fashion offers a variety of East African and Middle Eastern clothing and jewelry.   
Open 7 days, 11am – 7pm
5450 University Ave, San Diego, CA  92105       619 384 0447