Christian was raised in Eastern DRC, the eldest of five children on a farm, raising goats and cows, and walking to town for school. He studied International Trade while attending university in Ivory Coast and became a higher level manager in a marketing business, after college. In 2011 Christian came to the US and settled in Maine, where he was recently reunited with his wife and three young children.
Christian works as a Community Health Outreach Worker (CHOW) for Maine Immigrant Access Network (MAIN). The organization helps new immigrants (in many languages) to get established. One can get assistance signing up for health insurance, and access to local resources such as career centers, English classes, medical help. MAIN also offers peer support, nutrition and health workshops, etc. They are located at 237 Oxford Street, Portland, ME. Website: www.MAIN1.org
Music: "I Believe In You" by Lokua Kanza
3/4/18 Jawad Alfatlawi, originally from Iraq, will join me for the 4th birthday of New Mainers Speak. Sunday at noon.