The United Somali Bantu Community
Serving the Somali Bantu in the Greater Pittsburgh Area
Building community among the Somali Bantu residents of the Pittsburgh region through enabling individuals and families to successfully acclimate and transition to self-sufficient life in American society, particularly from a socio-economic and civic perspective, by both providing direct practical assistance and connecting people to other resources and opportunities.
ABOUT THE SOMALI BANTU
We were brought to Pittsburgh as refugees from the country of Somalia after spending over 20 years in refugee camps along the Somali borders. We originate from the Jubba Valley which is in southern Somalia between the Jubba River and Shabelle River.
In Somalia, we were agricultural farmers and worked this area of fertile land to grow crops for our families and villages. We primarily follow Muslim faith practices and traditions and are very welcoming and friendly people who desire to learn to know our neighbors in the Pittsburgh region.
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THE UNITED SOMALI BANTU OF GREATER PITTSBURGH
Welcome Statement From Our President
Hello and welcome! It is an honor to have you visit the website for United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh (USB). We are a small organization that desires to see our community thriving, growing, and becoming self-sustaining here in the U.S. It would be a joy for me to make your acquaintance and show you more of what we are doing and teach you about our community. Please browse around the website to learn more and feel free to reach out to us if you have further questions or would like to get involved with USB through volunteering, donating, or supporting in some other way.
President of United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh