Bahati Mamas: refugees making a new home through farming

The Bahati Mamas are a group of five Somali Bantu refugees living in City Heights who started their own farming business. Forced by the civil war in Somalia to seek refuge in the United States, the women eventually started an organic farming business, and for the past five years have sold produce at the City Heights Farmers market.  Their refugee status helped them acquire a plot of land that offers them a fruitful harvest. “We are lucky to live in a place like San Diego that reminds us of our homeland.”  Read more about this unique group of women, in a story by the AjA Project.


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