“If you want to see how refugees are changing Buffalo, N.Y., the West Side Bazaar is a good place to start. It’s an incubator for immigrant-owned businesses.” Read Joel Rose’s article on how an influx of immigrants has helped transform Buffalo’s West Side here.

Louise Sano sells jewelry, clothing and gifts at her boutique, Global Villages, on Buffalo's west side. "It's very easy to integrate as a new American, a new person coming to the U.S. So I feel like I have created my own village," she says

Louise Sano sells jewelry, clothing and gifts at her boutique, Global Villages, on Buffalo’s west side. “It’s very easy to integrate as a new American, a new person coming to the U.S. So I feel like I have created my own village,” she says