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Welcoming Mr. Numbe's Family

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This page was created to show the love of God to a Congolese family that very recently arrived to the United States. Numbe and his wife Phoebe have three daughters: Clementine (11), Nyota (8), and Destiny (3). Mr. Numbe and Phoebe fled from the Congo twenty years ago due to civil war. They had been living in a refugee camp in Tanzania ever since. That is where they met, were married, and where all three of their girls were born. A few years ago, Mr. Numbe's family was randomly selected by the United Nations to be resettled in the United States. After the four year interview process, they arrived here in Atlanta, GA at the beginning of September 2021. They are currently living in a townhome in Clarkston, GA where they are waiting to receive their official papers from the U.S. government. As soon as they have been given these papers, Numbe can start looking for a job and the girls can be enrolled into school. Numbe is currently the only person in the family who speaks English and the rest of them are fluent in Swahili and their mother tongue. They were plugged into Swahili Evangelical Refugee Fellowship (a Swahili speaking church) after their arrival. Many of the congregants came from the same refugee camp as their family. They profess to be believers! We are so excited to be able to bless this family with many things they need in order to flourish here in the States. They LOVE visitors and would love to meet you! Thank you for partnering with us to fill these needs. -Grayson and Kaci Schaffner


Special Notes

They are in need of just about everything you can think of--basically anything that you currently have in your home. If you do not see something on the list and are wondering if that is a need you can fill, please reach out! We are accepting both new and used items as long as they are in good condition. We never give away what we wouldn't use ourselves. We are accepting cash donations, as well. When refugees come into the country, the government loans them $3,000 to get them settled in. This amount will have to be paid back within six months of their arrival. Please email kacigreen1997@gmail.com with any questions that you have about items you are donating or in general. We are super thankful! -Kaci Schaffner

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