I am Calvin Mulamba of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have a beautiful, talented wife and 4 incredible children. In 2010, the persecution in my country reached a boiling point and I was forced from my home. I fled to East Africa and landed in a refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. There, I took a look at my surroundings. I saw people just like me who needed help. So, I decided that change would start with me. I began a refugee initiative group that works to improve the conditions of life in refugee camps. I empower widows, single parents, and disadvantaged youths by providing life skills training and recreational opportunities like sports. I support churches by providing Bibles. I support widows and single mothers by providing seeds and garden tools in order to improve food security. No matter how much I try to do though, it’s not enough. Life in a refugee camp is relentlessly difficult. There’s never enough resources and food is scarce. That’s why I’m reaching out. Our organization, Jamii Youth Association, needs help. I thank you for listening to my story.
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