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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
www.hamadimobilemechanic.comHamadi 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
 East African Cuisine   
Authentic food from Somalia and Ethiopia. Find their food at the Downtown El Cajon Farmers’ Market on Thursdays from 3 - 7:30pm or the Gaslamp District Farmers' Market on Sundays from 9am to 1pm.  East African Cuisine caters, too.  Vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore friendly.    619  277 0047

RED Sambusas & Catering
San Diego’s original Sambusa, available in six 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:  Tuesdays in Escondido from 2 - 6pm and Thursdays at the Oceanside Farmers' Market from 9am to 1pm. Catering is also available.  Vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore friendly.    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