How You Can Help
Before Fr. Jean returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2018, many benefactors coordinated efforts with MedShare to supply some of the medical equipment needed for the clinic in Yassa. However, The Friends of the Congo asks that you will prayerfully consider offering help to it's mission so that the chains of poverty will no longer be allowed to continue to victimize the women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In order to accomplish the work of the Holy Spirit, we are in need of monetary donations for the following:
General building fund
Solar-Powered Well and septic system
Internet needed for telemedicine purposes ($2.5K) with recurring monthly fee of $350/month: The clinic location is very remote, therefore, contact with other doctors and medical information in the outside world would be greatly helpful to properly diagnose and treat all the women in need.
Furniture - 4 beds ($450 per bed), chairs, etc.
1 Delivery Table ($800 per table)
Lightning suppression system ($5K)
And much more...
Any contribution you can make will greatly alleviate the conditions of the women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Friends of the Congo, Inc. is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions would be deductible for income tax purposes.
Well Project Update
October 2020 Update:
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have had some minor setbacks. However, our short term fundraising goal for the well project is approaching its completion!
The well is very much needed to make the maternity clinic fully functional, to facilitate construction of the next phase of the clinic, and to meet the everyday needs of the community in Yassa.
With Kinshasa opening up, a second company has now been able to give us a second cost estimate and begin the drilling and installation process. The below video shows our clinic building and that the drilling process has begun!
With your help we will be able to reach our goal and finish the well, ultimately bringing much needed help to thousands in this community. Please donate today!