Sunday, 7 August 2016

Monthly donations help buy food for Rwese orphans

Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, this month we were able to send money to Rwese orphanage so they could buy food for the children living there.

As many of you know, Rwese orphanage lost it's international funding last year so we have been trying to help the 50 orphans that live there as much as possible by helping to pay for their school fees and and buying them food as often as we can.

Here are some of the children with bags of rice, beans, soja, potatoes, oil and salt. 

They can't afford luxuries like meat and vegetables. Their staple diet is potatoes and beans. 

And don't forget CASSAVA. They love their cassava in the Congo! 

Made from a root which is ground up to make a power that they mix with water to make a kind of stretchy bread, cassava has to be washed and laid out in the sun for many days until it dries. Huge sheets covered with drying cassava roots is a common sight in the Congo and even the youngest of children know how to make it.

Thanks to everyone who has donated money recently and has enabled us to buy food for these little ones.

If you would like to help by making a donation it's really easy to do. All you have to do is visit our website at Many of our supporters choose to make a monthly donation. You can give as little or as much as you can afford, even just £1 a month!

What a great way to show that you care.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

American charity donates funding for 10 water filters for children's clinics

I have some great news for our Congo Orphans Trust supporters...

Our water filter project is going really well and we recently received a donation from American charity 'Friendly Water for the World' to make 10 bio-sand water filters to be given to 10 children's clinics in and around Beni.

This is such great news. By drinking clean water these children can stop suffering from water-borne illnesses such as cholera and can start living healthier and happier lives. 

These really are such amazing filters and I have a great photo here to show you what a huge difference they make. Just take a look at the following photo and see the difference in the colour of the water that is going in and the water that is coming out! More importantly than that, the filter removes 99% of all water-borne pathogens making the water safe to drink. 

The best news is that because we had already raised the money for the materials, after paying our team we had money left over to give to Rwese orphanage to pay for school fees for the children living there! 

Thanks Friendly water for the world for your donation! Photos to follow...

For more information check out their website at: