Fresh news from DRC
On 14th of May 2021, happy news for our partner , Vital Kulimushi, who married Viviane, his eldest daughter, to Pacifique Muderhwa in Goma. The ceremony was followed by a lovely celebration, with family and friends. The event happened just on time, before the Nyiragongo volcano erupted, on the 22nd of May. Vital and his family had left the town by then, and informed us that his daughter and son in law , (who have remained in Goma), are both safe.
All our best wishes to the happy couple, and congratulations to all the family.
WELL DONE KATIE!!
Well done to Katie for completing the formidable challenge of running from London to Brighton of 100kms! She managed to meet her fundraising target of £500, plus a bit more : £675 in total. A great THANK YOU to her from all of us at Congo Action, and to all the people who have kindly sponsored her.
Welcome to our New Partners
Congo Action and WTC Congo have joined hands to work in partnership with "ACTION MBAZI", a non profit registered association aiming to help children and their communities.
Action Mbazi is a charitable organisation based in Douai, Northern France, having similar aims and philosophy as Congo Action. and WTC Congo. Their current project is the rebuilding of a delapidated school in a remote village in "Kongo Central" called " Tshimpondo (Western side of Congo) to enable primary school age children to learn in a much safer environment.
Their goal is to raise 14500 Euros to rebuild six classrooms, so please visit their facebook page (Action Mbazi)to help them in any way you can. Our own experience has shown us that supporting a school and enabling children to progress, is a very effective way to combat poverty and work towards self independence.
Pat Phipps has been Congo Action treasurer for the past 7 years. During that time, she has seen us through numerous projects: micro-credit finances, sewing projects, goat breeding projects, and the most challenging of all being the rebuilding of Kavumba school over a two years period. Pat has proved to be a formidable asset, always carrying the work out with great professional standards, and thanks to her diligent work and great eye for figures, we have achieved such a great deal!
We are pleased to share with you the good news of Pat's wedding to Julian, on the 3rd of March (photo) . The event raised contributions of £776, donated to congo Action. We will use this money for the purchase of a field for cultivation, a project which will go some way to ensuring some income for the teachers, and also involve the children in good cultivation practices.