KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Independence Avenue is known for prostitution and drugs. It
earned the distinction of one of the most dangerous neighborhood in
the nation according to
neighborhoodscout .com. But not everyone
sees despair when they travel Independence Avenue.
Hayle Abbulahi is living his dream on Independence Avenue.
Abbulahi left Somalia 10 years ago to flee civil war and political
"My country is not too good now. There has been a civil war
about 20 years," said Abbulahi.
Once he made it to the United States, Abbulahi immediately
joined other family members in northeast Kansas City. He started
school and got a job.
"I was driving bus, I was working rental car one time," said