Soap and Water to Save Hundreds of Congolese Kids

Feb 21, 2014

Rain, Mud, and Curious Faces in Eastern DRC

CCD's Merry Companions

Dear donors,

The holidays have been over for a while. Now, the rainy season is in full swing in Eastern DRC, and it brings with it the challenges of bad driving conditions due to extremely muddy dirt roads. Still, our Consortium Congo volunteers soldier on as they work to reach parents and children in various areas such as Baraka, Uvira and Fizi to reassess the current water and sanitation-related needs of the local families living there. And luckily, there were lots of villagers and passersby who were very helpful when staff and volunteers were stuck on muddy roads.  

On one of these trips through South-Kivu, we encountered a band of merry, bright, and curious 5 to 10 year old companions, who will hopefully make it safely through the rainy season, thanks to your continued support for this project.

Please continue to spread the word about CCD to help us eradiate waterborne diseases in Congo!

Thank you for your support.

Oct 3, 2013

Back to School in Eastern DRC

Parents in Baraka
Parents in Baraka


School has been back in session for a few weeks now and that means thousands of kids, from kindergarten through high school, are going back to learning new things and sharing new experiences with others. It also means that more than ever, the kids will need accurate and simple information on how and where to get clean water, clean their hands, and stay healthy.

Over the summer, we provided a few teachers with pamphlets, posters, purification tablets and soap to ensure they were ready for the new school year. In the first few days of school, we met with a few young children’s parents, who were beaming with joy and pride as they watched their children go to school, and got reassurance that the water they will drink while at school will be safe.  

We are encountering challenges acquiring enough resources to share with beneficiaries, so please continue to spread the word about the project so that we can continue our work!

Thanks for your support

Jun 28, 2013

June 2013 Update

Hi! I just learned how to stay healthy
Hi! I just learned how to stay healthy


A few weeks back, we met this little girl on our way to one of the villages along the Uvira-Baraka route. The kids at her school, along with many of the adults we got together with, were very welcoming and attentive to the information we gave them about how to think about safe water. A dozens of bars of soap were distributed, and sugar and salt were donated to village elders for emergency use.  

Water-borne diseases in Congo are a real problem, and we are offering real solutions. Help us prevent cholera and typhoid fever. Most of all, help us prevent little girls like this one from dying needlessly. Every little bit can help! Share this page with friends and family. There are a few thousands we still need to raise, and we can do it if you share with as many people as you can.

Thank you for your commitment to making the world a better and healthier place, one little girl at a time. 

Mar 18, 2013

March 2013 Update

Dear donors,

What has happened in the last 3 months? Well, we continue to carry out our mission to eradicate water-borne diseases in Congo:

  •  We have delivered soap and educated 15 families on safe water practices, and we are planning on reaching 50 more in the coming weeks.
  • Additionally, we organized a successful education session for a group of 31 local teachers and parents in the South-Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, covering the basics of water safety and disease prevention, and treatment. The session specifically consisted of local health professionals explaining how one can get sick from untreated water, cholera and typhoid prevention, and how to mix the prefect sugar-salt solution to prevent dehydration. Take a look at a picture of parents and teachers below.

We are still striving to reach the amount we need continue the project on a larger scale, so if you know of any organization that can fund projects, collaborate with us, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for continuing to spread the word to friends and family.

Your generosity, efforts, and support are greatly appreciated!


Dec 13, 2012

December 2012 Update

Large Water Container For Households
Large Water Container For Households

Dear supporters, are you enjoying the holidays?

It’s a time for celebration, which is why I want to let you know that thousands of miles away, families are hoping to celebrate with their children disease-free. You can help make that happen by spreading the word about this project!

We continue to carry out our mission to eradicate water-borne diseases in Congo:

  •  In the last three months, we have helped 39 families with soap, education on safe water practices, and how to ensure that children do not succumb to dehydration if they get sick from dirty water. The families have also received Large Plastic containers to capture rainwater, or store well water in a sterile environment. See a picture of a blue container above.
  •  That’s not all: we have gone to Lycee Faraja (a high school in the village of Baraka, in the South-Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo). During our visit to the school, we taught very attentive groups of students (nearly 100 teens total) about safe water practices and hygiene. Take a look at a picture of teenagers listening under the trees.

 With your help, we hope to raise more money next quarter, as we strive to reach our ultimate goal of $10,000.

 Please continue to spread the word about the project so that we can continue this work!

 Thank you for your support,

Hygiene class-Teens in the village of Baraka
Hygiene class-Teens in the village of Baraka


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The Consortium Congo Development (CCD)

Uvira, South-Kivu, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Project Leader

Nadine Mukanya

Chicago, IL United States

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