"The best memories I have in my life were when I was with my husband. After he died, I was nothing. I lost all my hope….I actually have hope in America because I am not struggling by myself. Here, I am supported," said Nyirazana, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her husband was killed in 2009 by the gangs in eastern Congo. To learn more about my project, visit my New Roots blog.