Who We Are
A Little More
Upendo aims to help new arrival immigrants smoothly integrate into American society by providing them with skills to get good jobs for better support for their families.
Help low-income refugee families struggling to get basic needs in their transitional period.
To alleviate the suffering of people living in extreme poverty in our community and developing countries
Nestor Buzimba, former Director at I.T.M.Uvira (Institut Techniques Medical d’Uvira), a Nursing School in DRC. and Chief Nursing Officer at Emanuel Medical Center in Lilongwe Malawi, is a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Creating this organization is to help underprivileged people and alleviate the suffering of new arrivals, immigrants, and people living in extreme poverty in our communities and the world.
What Motivated Me
To Help Others
When I arrived here in Columbus, OH, because I could not afford to pay rent for an apartment, I was given shelter by a Pastor servant of God and a friend, who with his wife agreed to share their house for two years to get organized and find our own house. Another servant of God, a pastor and former immigrant from Africa, offered to teach me driving when he noticed that I was losing a lot of money to pay someone to ride us to work. After moving to Ohio from North Carolina and getting a job at DHL Rodan&Field, I bought my first car. Still, a few days later, I had an accident, my wife and I got severely injured and hospitalized for two days, but by God’s grace, we survived; my car got destroyed. I purchased a second vehicle and got the same problem because I was driving with a lot of stress and few driving skills; this brings us a lot of sorrow and more difficulties.
From these bad experiences we passed through, I dream of assisting others facing the same conditions on their arrival in the USA.
to success and help accomplish its mission.
-Improve the lives of our community by providing them free services and essential stuff for basic life needs.
-Sensitize young adults to help in the findings of the solution of community hardship
-Educate and train people how to be self-sustained.
-Get funds for assisting people in need in our community and in developing countries
-Be the active voice of the voiceless in our community and the world as much as we can.
To unite and sensibilize our communities to contribute to the development of their lives and the lives of others.
- Churches and faith-based Organizations
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Residential programs
- Business companies
- Medical Care Services
- Emergency preparedness teams
- Crisis response teams
- Unaccompanied minors child protection organizations
- Domestic violence and homelessness programs