Jinan's Story

Before coming to Spokane, Washington, Jinan worked as a hair dresser in Iraq.  When the U.S. Army came to to Iraq, this 49-year-old single mom began cutting the soldiers' hair. She was happy for the work and enjoyed learning English from the soldiers. Jinan was grateful for the help the American government was giving Iraq, however, many other Iraqis hated the US troops and believed that they were there to harm Iraqi citizens rather than help them.