One refugee whom Estill helped to secure a business loan had this to say , “I thanked him for his generosity – I told him that no one has been as generous to me as Jim Estill, besides my parents.”
Overall, it’s a stunning display of generosity, a refreshing break from the resentments and anxieties that seem to swarm conversations about refugees.
“I still don’t see what the big deal is. And I’m surprised more people don’t step up and do it,” he told the Guardian. “I didn’t want to grow old and say I stood by and did nothing. So I decided to do my small part.