Once-homeless Palestinian refugee reveals how she made MILLIONS after launching med spa

A Palestinian refugee has revealed how she became a self-made millionaire – after overcoming homelessness and launching a med spa franchise out of her New York City apartment.

Fatema Love spent most of her early years ‘homeless and hungry,’ before she and her family fled Palestine amid the country’s war with Israel.

However, after coming to America at age 15, things didn’t get much easier for the businesswoman, since she said she struggled to ‘fit in’ with the people around her.

But Fatema’s rough past put a ‘fire under her’ backside, and inspired her to ‘work hard’ to ensure that when she got older, she could have a better life.

A Palestinian refugee has revealed how she became a self-made millionaire - after overcoming homelessness and launching a med spa franchise out of her New York City apartment

A Palestinian refugee has revealed how she became a self-made millionaire – after overcoming homelessness and launching a med spa franchise out of her New York City apartment

Fatema Love spent most of her early years 'homeless and hungry,' before she and her family fled Palestine amid the country's war with Israel.  She is seen as a kid

Fatema Love spent most of her early years ‘homeless and hungry,’ before she and her family fled Palestine amid the country’s war with Israel. She is seen as a kid

However, after coming to America at age 15, things didn't get much easier for Fatema (pictured in her teen years), since she said she struggled to 'fit in' with the people around her

However, after coming to America at age 15, things didn’t get much easier for Fatema (pictured in her teen years), since she said she struggled to ‘fit in’ with the people around her

But Fatema's rough past put a 'fire under her' backside, and inspired her to 'work hard' to ensure that when she got older, she could have a better life

But Fatema’s rough past put a ‘fire under her’ backside, and inspired her to ‘work hard’ to ensure that when she got older, she could have a better life

She is now a business owner, entrepreneur, and mother-of-one who has earned more than a million dollars through her beauty bar, called AFL.

Fatema now owns apartments in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, and has a closet filled with Chanel bags costing an upwards of $22,000 and a slew of designer shoes worth an estimated total of $500,000 – but it was a hard road for her to get here.

‘I came from nothing. I was homeless, I was hungry,” she told Truly during a recent interview.

‘I was in a refugee camp in a war. I never thought in a million years that I would be here today.

‘I lived in a freaking refugee camp. This is just such a dream come true, it really is a dream come true. I don’t even know how I got here. I worked really hard to get here.’

The mogul recalled growing up in the ‘hood’ in the Bronx, New York, after relocating to the United States with her family. And for years, she said she felt like an ‘outcast’ due to her background.

‘Growing up as a Palestinian refugee was really hard, I’ll be honest with you. I never really fit fully in American culture and I never fit in fully with my culture,’ she explained.

She is now a business owner, entrepreneur, and mother-of-one who has earned more than a million dollars through her beauty bar, called AFL

She is now a business owner, entrepreneur, and mother-of-one who has earned more than a million dollars through her beauty bar, called AFL

Fatema now owns apartments in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.  She is seen in her Miami apartment

Fatema now owns apartments in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. She is seen in her Miami apartment

She has a closet filled with Chanel bags costing an upwards of $22,000 and a slew of designer shoes worth an estimated total of $500,000 - but it was a hard road for her to get here

She has a closet filled with Chanel bags costing an upwards of $22,000 and a slew of designer shoes worth an estimated total of $500,000 - but it was a hard road for her to get here

She has a closet filled with Chanel bags costing an upwards of $22,000 and a slew of designer shoes worth an estimated total of $500,000 – but it was a hard road for her to get here

So I was always the outcast. That was always something I carried with me, like am I good enough? Will I ever be pretty enough? Will I ever be someone who fits in?

The mogul (seen as a teen) recalled growing up in the 'hood' in the Bronx, New York, after relocating to the United States with her family.  And for years, she said she felt like an 'outcast' due to her background

The mogul (seen as a teen) recalled growing up in the ‘hood’ in the Bronx, New York, after relocating to the United States with her family. And for years, she said she felt like an ‘outcast’ due to her background

‘My family situation growing up, we didn’t have much but I’m very grateful for what my family was able to give me.’

However, Fatema said that watching her parents ‘struggle’ was ‘the key to her success.’

‘I saw the struggle with them and I said, “When I get bigger, when I grow up, I’m gonna not be like that, I’m gonna work hard,”‘ she continued.

‘I never wanted to struggle like they did. There was this deep rooted fire in my a** ever since I was younger to try to prove myself and I feel like that was the key to my success.

‘I always put in more effort than the next person because I had to prove myself to be here.’

However, Fatema said that watching her parents 'struggle' was 'the key to her success.'  She explained: 'I said, When I grow up, I'm gonna not be like that, I'm gonna work hard'

However, Fatema said that watching her parents ‘struggle’ was ‘the key to her success.’ She explained: ‘I said, When I grow up, I’m gonna not be like that, I’m gonna work hard’

'There was this deep rooted fire in my a** ever to prove myself and that was key to my success,' she added.  'I always put in more effort than the next person because I had to prove myself'

'There was this deep rooted fire in my a** ever to prove myself and that was key to my success,' she added.  'I always put in more effort than the next person because I had to prove myself'

‘There was this deep rooted fire in my a** ever to prove myself and that was key to my success,’ she added. ‘I always put in more effort than the next person because I had to prove myself’

The self-made millionaire added that she 'always knew' that she was 'meant for bigger and better' things, and that she is proud to now be her 'own sugar daddy'

The self-made millionaire added that she ‘always knew’ that she was ‘meant for bigger and better’ things, and that she is proud to now be her ‘own sugar daddy’

Fatema started AFL Beauty Bar in 2018 and it beauty salons has stores in Miami (pictured), Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, with plans to open more in Chicago and Dallas soon

Fatema started AFL Beauty Bar in 2018 and it beauty salons has stores in Miami (pictured), Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, with plans to open more in Chicago and Dallas soon

The self-made millionaire added that she ‘always knew’ that she was ‘meant for bigger and better’ things, and that she is proud to now be her ‘own sugar daddy.’

'When you're able to buy your own [stuff], that's so boss to me.  It's a different flex,' she concluded

‘When you’re able to buy your own [stuff], that’s so boss to me. It’s a different flex,’ she concluded

She said: ‘I’ve always envisioned myself in couture and designer, I envisioned myself as a princess my whole life. I worked so hard to make myself my own princess. I am my own sugar daddy.’

Fatema started AFL Beauty Bar in 2018 and it beauty salons has stores in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta, with plans to open more in Chicago and Dallas soon.

According to Fatema, AFL serves ‘A-list clients and celebrities’ including Cardi B. The spa offers facials for upwards of $250, slimming shots that cost $1,500, lip fillers for $699, Botox (which ranges in price depending on the number of syringes and area you want it in), and under eye filler for $1,200, among other things. It also offers brow, cheek, and butt lifts.

‘I don’t judge anyone who gets things from others, I think that’s great but when you’re able to buy your own tickets and fly your man and your friends [around the world], that’s so boss to me. It’s a different flex,” Fatema concluded.

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