"My life is okay now. When we were Kakuma where we were living while we were getting processed, I was making a building in my house, and I was feeling hurt. Now inAmerica, I'm not doing anything. I am just sitting, so I am very proud in America. When I came to America, I am an elder, so I am not working. I am just making food for my kiddies. I am just fine in America. I am okay."
Asha Iman sits in the center of the photo on the left, taken in Banta in 1988. The village women were working together to prepare a community feast. The photo on the right shows Asha in her apartment in Lewiston. Below, she talks with Shobow Saban about the photo of her from Somalia.
"When I was in Africa, in Somalia, I was farming. And I was weaving baskets. I was going to the river, and then I was getting water from the river. When we were farming there were a lot of animals like monkeys so I was guarding the farm to keep the animals away from the food because that's where we lived and if they ate it, we didn't have any food."