Haifa Pola

In her <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100102211172" title="El Cajon" href="/topic/us/california/san-diego-county-%28california%29/el-cajon-PLGEO100100102211172.topic">El Cajon</a>, Calif.,apartment, Iraqi refugee Haifa Pola, 38, goes on-line to keep up with friends left behind in Baghdad. After her brother was killed in Iraq because of his Christian beliefs, she and her 15-year-old daughter fled. Now she barely makes enough as a restaurant buffet server to pay the rent. The TV, two mattresses, four chairs and a table -- all donated -- are the only furnishings in her small apartment.
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( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / February 23, 2010 )

In her El Cajon, Calif.,apartment, Iraqi refugee Haifa Pola, 38, goes on-line to keep up with friends left behind in Baghdad. After her brother was killed in Iraq because of his Christian beliefs, she and her 15-year-old daughter fled. Now she barely makes enough as a restaurant buffet server to pay the rent. The TV, two mattresses, four chairs and a table -- all donated -- are the only furnishings in her small apartment.

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