Maryam Henderson-Uloho spent thirteen years in prison in Louisiana, seven in solitary confinement. After her release she struggled to find housing or employment. She began selling secondhand goods out of a suitcase on a street corner in New Orleans. In just three years, she grew her "business" to a brick-and-mortar thrift store — one that also provides housing and employment for other formerly-incarcerated women. She calls those women — and her store — "Sister Hearts".
This is the 4th film in the "For Every Dream" campaign and film series developed with Square — a series that explores America's current issues through the lens of small business.
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