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Gambian immigrant turns entrepreneur in Arkansas apparel

by The 100 Companies

When Maf Sonko was 15, his family fled Gambia in 2000 after a violent government crackdown on student demonstrations. They sought asylum and settled in North Carolina and Sonko went on to earn a degree in industrial engineering from NC State University.

In 2016, Sonko moved to Little Rock and founded  LumoXchange, a tech startup that makes it easier for immigrants to send money home to their families.

Today, Sonko continues to innovate with his latest business, Socks of Africa, an Arkansas-based premium sock subscription service designed with the “bold and distinctive colors, architecture, and cultural artifacts” of his homeland.

– Eve Lederman, The Arkansas 100

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