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Gahigiro Salima became a refugee in 1972 when a wave of ethnic violence engulfed her country of Burundi.  She fled to Rwanda, and later to to a refugee camp in Tanzania.  In 2007, she and her four children were resettled by the IRC in Boise. She has steadily acquired skills which have helped her get a full time housekeeping job at  Shilo Inn and is now able to provide for her family.


How We Help Refugees

The IRC makes sure newly arrived refugees receive:

  • a furnished home
  • help with rent
  • health care
  • nutritious, affordable food
  • English language classes
  • help building job, computer & financial literacy skills
  • education for their children
  • social services and community support
  • legal services toward residency & citizenship

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7188 W. Potomac Drive
Boise, ID 83704
Tel: (208) 344-1792
Fax: (208) 344-1795

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Tel: (208) 344-1792, ext. 15

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