The refugee who sold pens to feed his daughter now owns 4 businesses

Abdul Halim al-Attar runs a restaurant, two bakeries, and a kebab shop in Beirut, Lebanon.

Only a few months ago, he was photographed trying to sell pens while carrying his sleeping daughter. The picture went viral and sparked a fundraising campaign for al-Attar’s family. The goal was to raise $5,000, but people donated more than $191,000.

Story by Allan Smith and editing by Chelsea Pineda

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