Mulekye Therese Mukoko is Congolese by origin and American by choice.
Her compassion for people brought her all the way from Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa to United States of America. Mukokoas
she prefers to be called, means symbol of Peace in her
Songie native language.
Ms. Mukoko took care of her twin nieces Dorothy Loraine Lewis and
Nicole Charlene Lewis. Nicole was born with Spina Bifida disease.
She is proud of Nicole and thanks God for her nieces beauty
and brain and warm personality.
Ms. Mukoko being the oldest of 13 siblings, 10 alive and 3 died
in a very early age of life.
Ms. Mukoko is a very strong woman full of dreams. She put herself
through education while caring for Nicole and earned three college
degrees. She is also a mother of four children. Her both parents
are alive and well. Yes, she is very quiet and likes it that way.
How Mukoko came up with this sensational idea of creating Uzima
Through a conversation with a friend, who was returning back with
Ms. Mukoko from DRC to USA and had been sick in DRC. This man told
her Mukoko, there are so many people dying in DRC in a day,
there is no exception. We do not have medicines; clean water, good
20th century sanitation systems (forget about 21st century). Current
sewages systems are old and not maintained in our country. Hospitals
are full of patients with no hope to return home. I had hard time
even buying an aspirin, he said.
Ms. Mukoko replied, it was 3 years ago; today Mukoko is preparing
to take this challenge of helping developing countries to come out
of POVERTY. Poverty is the most contagious disease, it has so many
faces, those caught by the disease are looking for cure and those
cured are trying not to catch it again. Those who know how bad this
is will never look back again. LET ALL OF US FIND A CURE
FOR POVERTY, AND LIVE WITH LOVE AND PEACE for one another
Ms. Mukoko is a current resident of Hyattsville, Maryland. She
belongs to the Ladies of Charity and Sodality at St. Jeromes
Church. Currently she works for Avmark, Inc. (Aviation Marketing
Consulting) and is the owner of OKapi Express, a small international
cargo service. She can be reached at email@example.com
or 301-209-0467; 703-528-5610. However, Mukoko is also an expert
in designing African attires and is also know as the Fashion
She is a member and volunteer with the African society/at World
Bank Group /International Monetary Fund..