Virginia Changemakers
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  • Tags: Business and Entrepreneurship

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Natives of Damascus and Aleppo, Dareen and Ahmed Aloudeh fled the war in Syria after their home and Ahmed's tailoring business were destroyed in 2012.

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A native of Afghanistan,Mohammad Hassanzadais the owner of Tribal Rug Gallery in Roanoke.
Afghanistan

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A native of Laos,Xang Mimi Howorks, teaches, and travels internationally as a professional photographer.
Northern Virginia

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A native of South Korea,Kyung Jun earned a degree in cosmetology and is a leader in the Korean community in Northern Virginia.
Alexandria

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A native of Ireland, Chris Little co-founded a successful software and human resource consulting company.
Charlottesville

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A native of Kurdish Iraq, Rasheed Qambari, owns a carpet-cleaning business in Harrisonburg.
Harrisonburg

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Natives of Mexico and Guatemala, Pedro builds and repairspoultry shipping crates on Eastern Shore, and Loida is raising their four children.
Eastern Shore

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A native of Northern Ireland, David Weir works as a baker in Reston.
Reston

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Dana Olden Baldwin was a community physician whose entrepreneurial spirit created a thriving African-American business district in Martinsville.
Martinsville

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A prosperous woman during the earliest years of the Virginia colony, Temperance Flowerdew Yeardley took steps to maintain control of her financial affairs after her husband's death.
Jamestown
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