Felix Ngoussou , who came to Seattle from Chad, through Libya, Nigeria, Virginia and Oregon in his continuous efforts to help refugees, decided in 2013 to invest all his savings in the Lake Chad Cafe. He envisioned an inviting community place where people could get together without paying a fee and where they could find good food and develop friendships. It was a very strong and generous commitment that overcame all the hurdles imposed by the city of Seattle. Felix uses his savings to pay for the bills, and prays that God will give him good health so that he can continue to support his vision, month by month.
Based on his successful experience with education with a BS in Economy, MS in Technology Management, MBA in Finance and advanced degree in Minority Business Development, and his awareness of the impact on his life,he helps young people to develop a sense of entrepreneurship as a pathway toward their dreams. He focuses especially in young women and is a strong believer that if we had more social workers we would need fewer police. At the present time he is trying to convince owners of abandoned houses in the Central District to let him train people to create a decentralized Pike Place Market where they can express themselves and enrich the neighborhood through art, artisan works, gardening and horticulture.
He hopes to convince the Office of Economic Development to fund grants to keep streets clean and to develop business. He applies all his strength, intelligence and determination to help other people any way that he can. Felix is truly a compassionate person who is helping to create a Beloved Community; he should be honored as such and supported in his noble efforts.
Lake Chad Café
1712 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144