American Ventures: How two sisters are giving back to veterans in need

AOL.com editors

In 2013, sisters Betsy and Emily Nunez launched Sword & Plough to repurpose military surplus material into fashionable bags.

The two were inspired by various members of their family who served in the military, including Emily herself. When Emily was a sophomore in college, she attended the US Army Airborne School where she began to learn about former military members' challenges post-serving. From there, the sisters' idea to help veterans in needs took off. 

Find out how their company is helping to solve the nearly 50 percent unemployment facing the veteran community in the video above.