Saba Abraham

Durack, Queensland

Social entrepreneur, restaurateur

As a refugee from Eritrea, Saba appreciates the opportunities this ‘lucky country’ provides. She also understands that if you lack the contacts, language skills and confidence, it is not easy to find employment. This is why Saba set up a social enterprise in Brisbane’s West End called Mu’ooz. Apart from serving African food, Mu’ooz provides hospitality training and employment opportunities for refugee women. It also helps women improve their literacy skills and connects them to the community. Saba has spent the past decade helping others, including the six children she has taken into her care. This grant will give her the means to continue.