19 yrs. In Ungandan Camp

We helped this 26 year old refugee record her journey in February, and below is part of her story. She lived in a Ugandan refugee camp for 19 years and moved to the United States in 2016.


"I lived as a refugee in a camp in Uganda for 19 years. We ate only rice, potatoes, beans, and bananas. There was never enough food, but living there was better than the life we left in Congo. Now, I’m in America. My greatest fear here is that I wont be able to help my children. When my son goes to kindergarten, his teachers tell him that his parents need to help with his schoolwork at home. I don’t know how to read or write though, so that has become a big problem." 

From: Congo
Refugee Camp: Uganda
Current Location: United States
Family: Husband, three sons
Age: 26