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Claude Nikondeha

Claude is the founder and chief organizer of Amahoro Africa, a network of African leaders who are committed to the tangible manifestation of justice, mercy and goodness in their local context. Amahoro Africa connects leaders to each other and helps to facilitate their theological learning and reflection.

Claude Nikondeha was born in Burundi, a small country in East Africa. He grew up as the son of a Free Methodist pastor, always hearing the message that Jesus was coming soon to evacuate everyone to Heaven. However, Claude was not attracted to a God who did not care about the present realities of poverty, disease and war.

Claude found that education was the way out of poverty, and so he secured a scholarship to Brest University in France, where he gained a BA in Journalism. It was in France that Claude discovered a God who loves justice and cares for the poor. This was when he realized his call was to partner with the poor in Africa to bring about transformation in the name and spirit of Jesus.

Claude became the founder and chief organizer of Amahoro Africa. He continues to be energized by meeting innovative leaders across Africa, connecting them to one another and linking them to much needed resources. Claude works with his best friend and wife, Kelley, in the work of Amahoro and the greater work of raising their two young children, Justin & Emma.

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