Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Raha was a student who was unable to finish his studies because his family abruptly fled the country, fearing for their lives. As a young child, Raha was unaware of the tumultuous nature of the move, but he recalls their long stay in a refugee camp in Uganda. In 2014, Raha and his family arrived in the US as refugees.
He quickly enrolled in the Nile Sisters California driver’s license training program to receive help in preparing for the license exams and obtaining his driver’s license. He successfully completed the training and has since secured a full-time job. Raha intends to work hard and own his own home one day. He maintains that he has had a good experience in the US and advises people in similar situations to work hard for their American dream.