Soap and Water to Save Hundreds of Congolese Kids

 
$6,185
$2,615
Raised
Remaining
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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Sep 12, 2012

September 2012 Project Update

Dear  project supporters, this update will be a quick one!
The Consortium Congo Development (CCD) team has been continuing to provide much needed education on water and hygiene to children and parents in rural Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the last few weeks, we assisted over 55 households in dire need of soap and educated 77 children.
The start of school is the perfect moment to try to spread the message, and ensure that children have a successful and healthy school year. However, resources are quickly dwindling, as we have not yet hit amount we need to continue the project on a larger scale. We raised over $350 last quarter, and with your help, we hope to more than double that in the next quarter. 
 
Please continue to spread the word about the project so that we can continue this work!
Thank you for your support,
 

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Jun 8, 2012

Soap and Water - June 2012 Project Update

We are making small, but life-saving strides in  our mission to eradicate water-borne diseases in Congo. In the last 2 months, we have been able to:

  • Reach 2 more primary schools in the South-Kivu Province and educates 122 children
  • Teach 66 parents, including young mothers about basic hygiene and how to avoid cholera and typhoid fever
  • Distribute re-hydration packets in 3 villages and one local dispensary

We are in the process of organizing a fundraiser for a new Solar Water Purification Device (WATALYS). Overall, the difficult road and transportation conditions are making it challenging for our team to reach the thousands more who could benefit from the Consortium Congo Development's efforts. If you know of any organization that can donate means of transportation such as cars or trucks, or assist us with filling a shipping container with donated supplies, please do not hesitate to contact us and spread the word!

In the meantime, thank you for your commitment to making the world a better and healthier place one child at a time.

Your generosity, efforts, and support are greatly appreciated!

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Feb 28, 2012

Update on Campaign in Schools & Clinics

Thanks to your commitment, the Consortium Congo Development (CCD) obtained some funds in January 2011 to begin implementing a Sanitation Education Campaign in the communities of Baraka, covering preventive measures to avoid diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. The project aims to reduce cases of waterborne diseases and save hundreds of children in the little town of Baraka.

 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

 ·         Educating children in schools

Accomplishment: Health and Sanitation Information Campaign sessions in 4 schools – 3 primary schools and 1 secondary school.

We held an information sessions in each school. We visited each school for two days, holding information sessions for different segments of students depending on their class levels. Overall, we reached approximately 224 children and 12 schoolteachers and administrators.

 Next step: We will visit more schools where we will hold 6 final sessions in September. We intend to return to each school to assist the Health Brigades in preparing their own information campaigns at the beginning of the school year.

 ·         Educating parents

Accomplishment: information sessions at a local health center and maternity

We organized one information sessions at the Baraka local health center and maternity, frequented mostly by mothers of children under 5 years old. Clearly described the suggested practice or method to avoid catching cholera or typhoid fever as well as the different steps to undertake in case of contamination through direct teaching and demonstrations 67 parents attended the session.

 Next step: We are preparing to conduct four additional sessions in health centers  and markets around Baraka markets as well as Baraka neighborhoods.

 ·         Distributing cubes of soap and water treatment pills

Accomplishment: We distributed water 500 treatment pills to households, schools, and the health center and about 404 soaps to households, the local health center and schools.

Next step: We will continue our efforts to distribute the remaining more soap and remaining pills to more households in neighborhoods as we raise more funds.

 Please continue to give, and check back often for new projects!

 

 

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Organization

The Consortium Congo Development (CCD)

Uvira, South-Kivu, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
http://www.consortiumcongodev.org

Project Leader

Nadine Mukanya

Chicago, IL United States

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