Refugee Community Services

Posted by | December 19, 2017
A Heart for Helping Others

Chandra doesn’t remember much of her life in Bhutan. When she was young, the country was thrown into turmoil from what was described as a systematic “ethnic cleansing,” and Chandra’s...

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Posted by | December 19, 2017
Friendly Competition

Originally from Bhutan, Bhakti and Chhali moved to Des Moines from a refugee camp in Nepal. Since then, they have been hard at work improving their English and establishing their...

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Posted by | December 18, 2017
Breaking Barriers

Firmin Ntakimazi says Des Moines and LSI helped to save him. Now, he is giving back. After years of living in fear, surrounded by violence in his home country, Burundi,...

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