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AFRICA HOPE COMMUNITY
July 29, 2011

I first heard about Africa Hope Community while attending a community film documentary called Pushing the Elephant. After the viewing there was a panel discussion with people who could speak about the Congolese crisis firsthand. Francine KANYINDA, the founder of AHC was speaking on behalf of the non-profit she started. I instantly was intrigued by what she was saying because I was mulling over the idea of volunteering with a refugee agency again. ( I had done so for several years in the past and took a break). I was thrilled b/c I hadn't heard about AHC and I loved that it was smaller than the other agencies. I also, love that it was started by an African with a mission to help fellow Africans. This is very important because I believe it helps bridge the major divide that African women have to go through upon arriving in the U.S. Africa Hope Community is making a difference in African women's lives.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was placed to be a mentor with my interest in english and sewing. Francine linked me with an African woman who's interests are the same.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more resources.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Mentoring a Congolese woman with her English.