Meet the Team

Clarisse A. DEGBE


“As often as you did it to one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it to me.”

– Matt 25:40

My name is CLARISSE A. DEGBE I am from TOGO, West Africa. I am a full-time employee at Heritage of Edina. I am a nursing student at Hennepin Technical College. I also volunteer at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and Angel of the Poor with “Food for the Poor Inc.” I am proud of being in this country because, for me, seeing myself in the United States is like living in a dream, a dream of mine from long ago that has come true. Over the years, I have come to believe that GOD sent me to this country for a reason: to fulfill my biggest vision of protecting children, especially vulnerable children, those who have been orphaned or disabled or abused. As time passed, I couldn’t find peace within myself. I couldn’t sleep because I felt something missing from my life. It had a hole in it. But I came to realize how much better I felt whenever I helped someone in need. I always feel the need to share everything I have -- like clothing, food, and money -- with people who have little or nothing. I pray that God gives me the strength to help these homeless children who are sick but have no medications, who need clothing and food and proper education. Please come and join me in the fight against the hunger these innocent children experience every day.

Ojuku Kardor

 My name is Ojuku Kardor. I came to the United States more than ten years ago and work full-time at a Mazda dealer in the Twin Cities. As a father of one, I love working with kids, helping them get enough food and find proper clothing for each season. I love to teach them so they will have the necessary knowledge to create better futures for themselves. Seeing children go hungry, seeing them without proper clothing or a safe place to sleep because they are homeless makes me sick, as does seeing them receive an adequate education. I feel sorry for parents who have no food to feed their children and no medication to heal them when they are sick. I am ready and able to help such children, and I will do so to the best of my ability. 

Grace Konneh

 My name is Grace Konneh, and I have lived in the United States for about six years now. I am a mother of seven children: three sets of twins, and my eldest daughter. I also have two grandchildren. I am a Certified Medical Assistant with an AA degree in Business Management.

Working with people in need is something I love to do. One of my greatest passions is helping others. It is my honor to be able to help this organization. I will always give up my time and resources to help people in need. Giving to others is my lifestyle, and I will always do it with all my heart.

Alladoh Komlan

 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) 

 My name is Alladoh Komlan, and I am from Togo, West Africa. I work as a Customs Declarant, and I am very happy to help people, especially children who have little or no support. These children are the future kings and presidents of the world. Feeding innocent children who depend on our help for their survival is my pleasure. God has a plan for each child’s life. These children in need require our help to escape their miserable situation. In the past I have helped many orphans and poor families obtain food, clothing, and medication. So to continue this work today is a marvelous opportunity for me as Vice Director of Social Rehabilitation and Education of the Childhood in Underprivileged Area Association.