Founded by Benoit and Romeo Kihumbu, Foundation Bon Samaritan is a Pittsburgh PA-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to popularize the notion of Good Samaritan, which we summarize in two words “Growing Mercy.”
The name “Bon Samaritan”, “Good Samaritan” in English, was chosen to demonstrate our commitment to showing mercy to those who need it the most.
Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benoit and Romeo Kihumbu were born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are fluent in four languages: French, Lingala, Kikongo and English. Ben and Romeo hold certifications in Humanitarian Aid.
Growing up in Kinshasa was not easy. The two brothers survived two civil wars where rogue mercenaries pilfer civilian homes for personal profit and also witnessed adversity, mistreatment, and injustice among the youth, particularly against young orphans and albinos kids.
Fortunate enough to escape many of these injustices, Ben promised himself at a young age that one day if he was blessed with a successful life, he would open an orphanage or a learning center to assist youth and assure the future of the planet.
Their commitment to family and community motivated Ben and Romeo with the help of like-minded individuals to create and now lead Foundation Bon Samaritan.
The Kihumbu's brothers are also involved in several after-school programs, particularly at the South Hills Judo Academy that they also created to reinforce positive life choices, respect, and motivation. They help youth to reach their full potential, keeping them healthy by providing Judo classes against bullying. They also teach about self-confidence, courtesy, modesty, self-control, and honor.
At South Hills Judo Academy during each session, they address the importance of leadership, conflict resolution, motivation, skill building, work ethic,the importance of good nutrition, giving back to the community, loyalty, gratitude, respect, and improving grades.