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....

Perseverance–November 2016

1         Food DistributionExcept for the street gangs, things have calmed down in Kinshasa this past month, but are expected to heat up again in December, as the presidential mandate expires on the 19th, but elections have been postponed till 2018, which the main opposition is not accepting. Hence, according to our friends, all the foreigners are planning to leave the DRC before the 19th...

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...