Kids of the Congo
At Kongo Central Kisantu / Kinkoka kids run and play hope-filled amidst a building in need of repairs, on ground barely spotted with grass. It's a different world from any we're used to seeing in every way. But it is their home. All of these shining faces have found their way here out of necessity, a place for safety.
WE HAVE TO HELP.
The things we take for granted everyday, like clothing, shoes, school supplies, basic food items, would make a world of difference in the lives of these kids with nothing left to do but hope.
Together, we can make a huge difference for these kids' lives, with very small effort. But we have to come together... we're stronger when we're together.
Help us keep their hopes alive.
Right now the orphanage is home to 50+ kids, ranging in age from 2-18.
Our fundraiser will allow us to procur cleaning and hygiene products, clothing, food, enrichment & learning supplies for the orphanage.
MTH Charity is a 501c3/non-profit which makes your contributions 100% tax deductible.
MEET THE KIDS
Grace is 4 years old and lost her mother at birth and her father is unknown. The orphanage is the only home she has ever known. She has an amazingly positive personality and seems always to be a happy-go-lucky girl.
Francis is 12 years old. His family was killed in East Congo in a tribal conflict. He escaped death by listening to his mother who told him to run away. He ran for 4 days by himself until he ran into one of the orphanage helpers. He was 7 years old at that time, He has been with the orphanage ever since. Francis has a brother or sister (need to verify, age and gender). He has no idea where his siblings are or even if they survived. After all that he has an amazing outlook on life and believes in a bright future.
Hertier is 7 years old. He is a happy kid who dreams of being a pilot. He loves playing soccer, but is limited as to how much he can play because of Asthma. He requires medication to keep his asthma under control.
Silany lost his parents 3 years ago in Beni, a village in eastern Congo when the rebels attacked his village, stormed into his house and killed his Mom and Dad. Silany pretended to be asleep and was spared. He then ran away and was brought to the orphanage where he’s been taken care of. Silany has nightmares and wakes up in the middle of the night screaming from PTSD.
He was brought to the orphanage by his mother, a teenager who had no means to take care of him. His mother sells water at the market and can barely take care of herself.
Mercy loves soccer and hopes to play professionally for a team in Europe.
Another kid who has lost his parents when his village in the eastern congo was invaded by the rebels. Japhet was taken by the rebels for a year and worked on a mine of cobalt, which is used to power electric cars and cell phones in the west. A non profit picked him up and brought him to the orphanage’s founder. He hopes to become an electrician.