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Creating Jobs for Refugee Women

NASHVILLE’S BECCA STEVENS TURNS DISCARDED LIFE VESTS INTO OPPORTUNITY—AND HOPE—FOR SYRIAN WOMEN REFUGEES IN GREECE
Weaving Hope from Trauma Stevens traveled with her staff and volunteers to the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece to teach women fleeing Syria’s civil war how to make handwoven mats from discarded life jackets. “They want a normal life,” says Stevens.

Becca Stevens has never been short on hope—or motivation. One day in spring 2016, after watching a grim video on the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece, she decided to do something about

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