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Published on May 20, 2015
With no job opportunities during the war, Sadik Adawe fled Somalia by boat, spending 60 hours on a horrific journey to Yemen. He eventually made it to Saudi Arabia and worked as an illegal immigrant, before returning to Yemen and fighting to attend college. He has now graduated and returned to Mogadishu, starting his own business and creating jobs for Somali youth.
Sadik grew up in Mogadishu and during the prolonged conflict, fled to Yemen by boat as an illegal migrant, eventually making it to Saudi Arabia where he found temporary refuge. After being deported to Yemen, Sadik fought to attend college and graduated with an international business degree. He decided to return home to Somalia to help his country rebuild, starting the Bahnano Diagnostic Center and creating jobs.
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