Abdulsalam Abujebel, or Abdi, is the Ethiopian owner of Oasis Jimma Juice Bar in Harlem, New York City. After spending years in a Kenyan refugee camp and struggling to find his footing, Abdi was able to come to New York City in the hopes of better fortune, despite being diabetic, broke, and not knowing English. After realizing that diet was at the root of his health problems, Abdi discovered there was nowhere in his Harlem neighborhood to purchase fast, nutritious, and affordable food. Despite having never worked in the food industry, Abdi opened Oasis Jimma Juice Bar, a thriving community cafe serving vibrant juices, smoothies, and authentic Ethiopian food.
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