Abudlkadri Mukumowa

Abudlkadri, the nephew of Halima’s father, arrived in Pittsburgh with his family in September 2005. Upon leaving Dadabb and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya, they were sent to Denver, Colorado before they moved to Pittsburgh in order to be closer to their relatives. 

Since arriving in Pittsburgh, Abudlkadri has worked hard to find a job and learn English with the support of AJAPO. Although he now speaks more English, he still is not fluent and he and his wife find it extremely difficult to find employment because of this. His lack of English proficiency makes it frustrating to navigate the health, education, and welfare systems. AJAPO has helped him through all of this by walking him through bureaucratic processes, translating for him, and aiding in filling out forms and applications.

Because AJAPO is a needs-based organization, they are able to provide Abudlkadri and his family with a continuum of holistic care that helps in diverse aspects of their lives rather than providing services in some areas and leaving the family to fend for themselves in other areas. The Mukumowa family continues to build self-sufficiency and independence through the encouragement of AJAPO.