Meet Team Knotty: Marc

July 31, 2015



Living as a Congolese refugee in Rwanda for 18 years, Marc understands global racial discrimination and injustice on a deeply personal level. Evicted from the DRC, Marc and his family took refuge in Rwanda, where they worked hard to create a new home. Marc attended a year long program, where he learned to sew, and used his new talents to provide for his family as well as teach others. Becoming president of the refugee camp, Marc managed volunteers, donations, and relationships with the Rwandan government. To his surprise, his family was among the first group of refugees from the camp to be granted access to America. While learning a new culture and country was difficult, Marc sought out jobs where he could use his sewing skills, but to no avail. The only jobs available for recently resettled refugees were unfulfilling, unpredictable, and menial. “I didn’t think it was possible to find a job doing what I love and using my skills, but I found Knotty Tie and I am so thankful everyday. It is wonderful to have a job where I can learn english, use my professional skills and provide for my family. I am able to show my children that they have a promising future and can do many things in America.”

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