Manzingidi/Manianga Family, 2018

Andre and Beatrice and family are from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  They have lived in McLean County for just over two years.  They have four children; Divine, 19; Louange, 17; Eloge, 16; Exauce, 13.   


Andre works at Corporate Cleaning Solutions and Owen’s Nursery.  Beatrice and Divine work at McLean County Nursing Home. Andre loves coaching soccer in his free time. Exauce and Eloge like to draw and play video games. Louange enjoys cooking and watching movies. Divine likes to style hair and read. The family attends Calvary Baptist Church in Normal. 


Beatrice says, “We love learning new things about American culture and improving our knowledge and language skills too.” Regarding Habitat, she stated, “We are excited to learn about building a home, gaining more connections with other people in the community and building new friendships.  We are thankful for this opportunity for a new home with Habitat.”