“New World” with a long Kolping tradition
Similar to Europe, people in North America are comparatively rich on a global scale. The population is composed of Americans of European descent, which is why especially in Canada the British and French roots can still be found in the two official languages English and French. African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved and brought from Africa to the Americas and people who increasingly immigrated from Latin America in the last decades, form a colourful society together with the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
However, this diversity is marked by enormous social imbalances which have grown in the past decades. The super-rich live side by side with the working poor who have multiple jobs. Therefore, the Kolping Families in the USA do not only engage in the partnership work for Kenya, but they also support various local projects.