Congo Family – February 22, 2020

We will visit a recently-arrived family from the Congo.  The family includes the mother and her two sons (ages 16 and 8), who arrived here in November 2019.  The children are attending school, and the mother is currently working in a bakery.  She fled the Congo in 1996 with her family because of the war raging there.  Unfortunately, her father was killed during the escape.  She settled with her mother and two younger siblings in a refugee camp in the western part of Rwanda where life was very difficult for them.  She eventually married and had two children born in the camp; however, her husband died when her younger son was only six months old.  When asked about her dreams for the future, she said “I just want to work hard” and “raise my children to be successful.”

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