Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Hundreds more orphans in Beni as deadly attacks continue

Over the past year increasing numbers of deadly attacks in the town of Beni, where I spent much of my time when I was in the Congo, have left more than 200 children orphaned.

I won't post photos of the attacks on here as they are incredibly graphic and very, very sad but if you would like to read about the attacks by rebels on the Congolese people then please read about it here:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/scores-hacked-death-machete-attack-dr-congo-160814133550565.html

These orphans are now living at a number of different orphanages in Beni including Paida, Siwako, Mamma Monique's, Mamma Noella's and a new orphanage specially set up for orphans of the massacre victims called Mamma Marie's.



We have been doing what we can to help these orphans including buying food and clothes and thanks to an order of another 10 water filters from Friendly water for the world we have been able to pay the registration fees to send 28 orphans to school.




We now desperately need more funding to help cover the school fees for these children over the next year. If anyone can help by donating just £3 pounds every month to send a child to school that would be amazing. Such a small amount can make such a huge difference in a child's life.

Please visit www.congoorphanstrust.org to set up a monthly donation.

Thanks!

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