Posted by: Robin A. Edgar | December 11, 2016

Mastaki Family Update 2016

In spite of shaky immigrant news around the world, the Mastaki family has had the good fortune in 2016! Thanks to many friends, family, and associates of mine that stepped in to help the Mastaki family both in Goma and in Nairobi, donating the funds to the Mastaki Family Fund over the past five or six years.

About six months ago, Riziki’s sister Mandola and her husband and ten children were finally granted entry to Houston, TX as political refugees. Both she and her husband are employed and her school-aged children in are attending school. Her mother, Josephine, arrived in Charlotte on Monday, November 7 to be reunited with her husband after four and half years and her daughter after over ten years— just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving together in their new country!

If you have any further questions about the Mastaki family, please feel free to contact me via email at

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