Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Immigrants look to help back home

Immigrants from DR Congo in this Illinois city are organizing to send money to their families back home and better their lives.   - - Donna Poisl

By Roberto Hodge, The Register-Mail

GALESBURG — People from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have migrated to the United States in order to better themselves and the lives of those they know in DRC.

The Congolese have lived in the Galesburg-Monmouth area for a number of years and they came together under one roof for their first conference Saturday in the former Weston School on Mulberry Street.

C├ęsaire Murhula, the speaker of the conference who’s originally from Kinshasa, the capital and largest city of the DRC, said he’s lived in the States for two years.
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