Locals we ❤️ highlighting Mohamed Malim of @epimoniamn
My name is Mohamed Malim and I am the founder of Epimonia,@epimoniamn. @epimoniamn
is a fashion & apparel company that repurposes life jackets refugees have worn on their journey to Greece into “embracelets”. 50% of the profits will be donated to support refugees here in the U.S.
Many of us living in America, the land of the free, have probably never experienced the challenges and trauma that stem from the disaster of a civil war. We often find ourselves trying to understand, but are not fully able to comprehend the refugee experience. I have lived this life and I’m grateful for the lessons it has taught me as a Somali-American. I founded Epimonia in December of 2017 through a business competition at the University of St.Thomas. I wanted to give back to refugees here in America. I wanted for them to have a better future. and thats what Epimonia stands for. Providing refugees opportunities and making an impact on their lives.
I’ve lived in Minnesota for almost my whole life. I came to the U.S.A when I was three. I graduated from Edina high school, becoming the first in my family to obtain a HS diploma. I went to St.Thomas and graduated with Business management and entrepreneurship degrees becoming the first in my family to graduate from college. This state is home to me. I really love the people and culture. As a former refugee, Minnesota is the best state to live in with countless of opportunities. I hope my fellow Americans would open their hearts to refugees because being a refugee is not a choice. With love.