December 7, 2012 (San Diego) – Guests from more than 20 nations were on hand as Elizabeth Lou, founder and CEO of Nile Sisters in San Diego, received the prestigious Eleanor Roosvelt humanitarian award from the United Nations Association USA in San Diego.
The award, presented at the Asmara Eritrean & Ethiopian Restaurant in San Diego in October, recognizes Lou’s dedicated work to help refugee women in our region. Accepting the award from UNA San Diego President Karen Longstreth, Lou said the award honors all supporters of the Nile Sisters.
East County Magazine has previously profiled Lou's remarkable achievements in a September 15, 2011 story:
Nile Sisters, a nonprofit that recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, provides services ranging from pre-natal care to literacy programs for African women refugees and their children. The group has also helped men, included the “Lost Boys of the Sudan” who attained fame for their amazing achievements in overcoming adversity.