Nakafu Kahasha

From: Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo  Current City: Fargo, ND
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When Nakafu Kahasha came to a refugee camp, she left her parents behind and hasn’t seen them since. She hopes to return to them someday and see the world as a flight attendant.

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nakafu lived with her parents and brothers, and she would swim with her friends in a nearby lake when she wasn’t in school. Nakafu and her family left her home country in order to escape the violence from local conflicts. She spent three weeks in Tanzania before moving to a refugee camp with her brothers.

Nakafu’s life in the refugee camp was harsh. She had to scavenge for food and became seriously ill on a regular basis. Nakafu was still young when her older brothers began the resettlement process, but she does remember how happy she was when she found out she was going to the United States.

When she arrived in Fargo, Nakafu was amazed by what she saw; it was completely different from her home. Currently, she is a student at Fargo South High School. She loves playing soccer with friends and considers math her favorite subject. After graduation, Nakafu wants to become a flight attendant so she can travel the world and visit her family in Africa.

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