The children delighted in explaining to her how to say certain things in French and laughed at her bumbling pronunciation. It was a small slice of hospitality in a place that had deported their mom several weeks earlier and left them and their infant brother to manage with their dad.
Political activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marcel and his wife fled with their children when they saw friends and colleagues disappear around them. Not understanding the process to seek asylum, before they could figure it out, Marcel’s wife was deported. Desperate to reach her before their government, Marcel found JFON and turned to us for help. Heartbreakingly, we do not yet know his family’s fate. Will the children see their mom again?
Between this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors is running a Keep Families Together Campaign. For the cost of a bouquet of flowers or a tie, you can help families like Marcel’s stay together.
Please visit http://nijfon.org/donate/ to help Keep Families Together.