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...

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...

September 2016 News

1         Esther, safe now in the arms of JesusWhat started as a happy and fruitful month, with the beginning of a new school year and an inspiring presentation of our association in Vannes, ended on a tragic note, not only with civil unrest and the violent riots which took too many lives in Kinshasa, but also with the unexpected death of one of our partners, Esther, following a bout of...

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...