Jeanine: Second Home

Jeanine. Faces of the Festival 2017. Photo by Steven Meckler

I am originally from Democratic Republic of Congo. I arrived in Tucson as a refugee in 2000 with my family. I still have a large family in Congo. I did not speak any word in English, so I had to go to school, had to work to support my family and myself. Now I help refugees. I work with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest Refugee and Immigration Services. I love Tucson. It’s like my second home.

-Jeanine

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