Three Women Small-Business Owners Beating The Recession

03/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

IN THE MIDST of the most brutal economy since the Depression, Sureya Mohammed, who emigrated from Ethiopia to America 22 years ago in search of a better life, just opened her second Philadelphia grocery store.

A steady flow of neighbors patronizes the Dean Food Market, on Tasker Street near 16th, where the brightly lit aisles offer canned goods, household products, fresh produce and a deli counter featuring what Mohammed assured a reporter are her husband Hakim Gutu's "best hoagies in Philadelphia."


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