Florist Re-Kindles Romance in Mogadishu

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For the last 20 years the Somali capital of Mogadishu has been synonymous with war and suffering – and yet this year, 25 year-old Mohamed Mohamoud Sheik opened the country’s first florist!

Sheik’s aim is to bring back romance to the city and enable young couples to rekindle the courtship rituals of their parents. He also plans to beautify the city with trees, green spaces and children’s playgrounds, and has already set up a dry cleaning company that donates a percentage of its profits to charity.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/somalia-first-florist-romance-mogadishu

photo by: Steve Larkinson