Good bye 2016… Welcome 2017!

1           Christmas and Caisa PharmaWhile people in many countries gave each other gifts and shared festive delicacies, police and soldiers were patrolling the deserted streets of Kinshasa to enforce law and order. Even in our remote Kikimi no gatherings were allowed, and our usual celebrations with the children and the village had to be cancelled. All the schools had to close down...

Patricia Nzolantima’s Visit — December...

1         Patricia Nzolantima’s Visit  This month, Patricia Nzolantima, founder of “Working Ladies” gave us the honor of visiting our project in Kikimi, bearing special Christmas gifts: 6 sewing machines, 20 uniforms for the girls in tailoring training, some funds and sufficient material for them to start a micro-enterprise as soon as they will have acquired sufficient skill....

A Secondary School for Kikimi children–Octob...

1         Food DistributionThis month, we would like to take off our hats to the dear friends we have in Kinshasa who continue to faithfully donate food items every single month, year after year, rain or shine. Some also donate clothes and toys from time to time. These donations have been even more appreciated that the recent civil unrest has made it even more difficult for the poor...

Final exams and other news–June 2016

1         Final Exam for our 6th GradersThis month, our 6th graders had to travel to the district examination center to take their final exam, marking the completion of their elementary education. We rented a bus for them and Theo organized accommodation with a local pastor for them to spend a couple nights as the tests lasted for 2 full days. Florence had to bring pots and pans along to...