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Changing lives through empowerment at Pacific Gateway Center

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A nonprofit that is tucked away to a small warehouse with less than 12 employees has changed lives.

The Pacific Gateway Center has worked to serve the disadvantaged for more than 40 years — primarily those who have been uprooted and displaced.

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Their work helps a variety of people from political refugees to victims of sex trafficking.

“Immigrants coming into the community don’t have access to language. So they often need language services to support them with the Department of Education, the healthcare system, the legal system, immigration, through the whole immigration, we have to support them in all of those different categories.”

David Laeha, program executive director

The organization recently got grants to support people starting up small businesses — entrepreneurs who are looking for…

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