Countless Somalis have left comfortable lives in the West to contribute back to rebuilding their country. Meet Hussein Abdi Dualeh, a former engineer with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority who now heads up the Ministry of Mining, Energy and Water Resources of Somaliland. Hussein managed maintenance contracts for Los Angeles where he lived with his wife and three sons. Today, he’s helps rebuild his homeland and joins others who’ve returned from the United States, the United Kindom and Canada to also run the Ministries of Energy, Information, Planning, Foreign Affairs and Fisheries ministries. To those that say it is too difficult, scary, or there aren’t opportunities, we hope Hussein’s story and that of countless others will inspire you to contribute back. Read more.