Family Care Foundation partner, Espoir Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Espoir Congo (Espoir being “Hope” in French) focuses on children in the village of Kikimi, just outside Kinshasa.Their aim is to fight poverty and disease by giving orphaned and under-privileged children a good start in life through education, medical care, access to clean water and food distribution. Their programs include:
- Village Development Pilot Project: Started in 2008 as a simple feeding scheme for orphaned children, program aims to improve the living condition of this very poor population by bettering their environment, giving them access to clean water and non-profit medical care, offering their children education and the villagers vocational training.
- Bringing Education to a Rural Area: In 2010, Espoir Congo built a primary school in Kikimi, and thereby offers free elementary education in French for orphaned and underprivileged children, as well as affordable non-profit primary education to village children.
- Medical care: Medical center provides free medical assistance and medication to orphaned and underprivileged children and offers the same services to the village population.
- Incubating Micro-Enterprise: Micro-enterprise endeavor to enable needy young people and women to start their own business venture and thereby pay for their studies and/or support their families. Read more about Espoir Congo