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Bhuwan's Story

Hope Was There

Bhuwan Pyakurel lived in a refugee camp with his family for 18 years before being resettled by Global Refuge. He was elected to the city council of Reynoldsburg, Ohio in 2020—the first-ever Bhutanese-Nepali to be elected to office in the United States.

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