We’ve organized our conversations with members of the local Congolese community according to what we call the “three H’s”—HOPE, HINDRANCE, and HELP (as well as an introduction to each of them and their experiences), exploring the positive and negative aspects of their experiences since coming to the States.

You can read summaries (organized by these themes) of our conversations with these five people by clicking on their names in the following list. The full audio for each interview can be found below.

Bobette: Medical Interpreter for the Northeast Missouri (NEMO) Health Council

Jérôme: Graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, currently works at Farmland

Ossok: Former English student, Farmland-Smithfield

Richard: Founder of Chain of Christain Solidarity

Servais: Job Corps graduate, certified CNA