From Exploitation in Mines to a Hope Filled Future

by Congo Children Trust
From Exploitation in Mines to a Hope Filled Future
Oct 4, 2017

A Future Filled with Hope

Concentrating in the classroom
Concentrating in the classroom

This project was very much driven by a need. At the beginning of summer this year, Kimbilio was instrumental in helping two young boys who had been identified in a Sky News investigation of children exploited in the colbalt mines of former Katanga Province, DR Congo. Your generous donation has made such a difference to their lives and we just want to update you about how they are.

Richard and Dorsen have settled well into one of our boys' homes in Lubumbashi. Here they receive love, support, food and shelter, as well as plenty of opportunities to play and just be little boys. The staff ensure that both children have a weekly phone call with their fathers and that visits are arranged as regularly as possible.

Dorsen and Richard also have started the new school year with their friends at the local school. They are enjoying their lessons and are eager to learn. In both school and at home, they continue to make strong friendships. 

This summer has been transformative to the lives of these two young boys. At present, the Congo Children Trust team and the local Kimbilio team are exploring ways in which we can extend the project to help give more children, who are being exploited in the colbalt mines, a more hope filled future. 

All of this was and is made possible by your generous donations. Thank you for your continued support.

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Congo Children Trust

Location: Manchester - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @kimbiliodrcongo
Project Leader:
Eva Walters
Manchester, United Kingdom
$47,626 raised of $90,000 goal
601 donations
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