Provide Shoes For 45 Children In Rwenena, DR Congo

$500 $0
Raised Remaining


Our 35 students at the Elimu Bora Primary School/Kiliba - in the volatile South Kivu region of eastern DR Congo - have minimal foot coverings, if any. Flip-flops are the norm. They step on debris, waste, and wade through standing water, all of which can cause harmful diseases. They need protection for their feet. This microproject will provide one pair of shoes (covering the feet) and two pairs of socks for each student.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Serious ailments are absorbed through the feet. Cracks can allow parasitic infections such as hookworm and threadworm to penetrate the skin. Other diseases come from the foot's exposure to standing water. The students' feet are prone to injury and disease.

How will this project solve this problem?

With no income available to the students' single mothers (rape victims), a necessity as basic as a pair of shoes cannot be afforded--if they are available locally at all. Shoes will provide essential protection for the feet and provide a sense of caring from others beyond their community, which has no other source of support from anywhere in the world.

Potential Long Term Impact

The education of these boys and girls - for as long as funding continues - allows them a start in breaking the cycle of poverty. Even the small kids realize that the path to a better life comes through education. As important as the rudimentary education that can be achieved by these impoverished schools is, getting communities to treat one another without discrimination regardless of circumstance is paramount in their need to recognize basic human rights.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $500

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $500 .  The original project funding goal was $435.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Educate 130 Children of Rape Victims in DR Congo
At three forgotten schools in the volatile region of South Kivu, eastern DR Congo, with no other source of support, we educate 130 stigmatized girls and boys - including those born of rape, orphans, and albinos. The program enables a start in breaking the cycle of poverty these families have been subjected to for so long and in becoming accepted members of their communities. Tuition funds and a supplemental learning program to help lower-achieving students succeed are our first priorities. project reportread updates from the field



Uvira, Kimanga District, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Project Leader

Annette Scarpitta

Uvira, Kimanga District Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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