We received an e-mail of thanks from Bishop Muhindo Isesomo as an acknowledgement for our advance of funds.  He formally confirmed that the project designed to train orphaned students and to provide a source of revenue for the school for orphans in Butembo is underway.  Given his immense responsibilities as the Anglican bishop for the diocese of North Kivu, it is an honour to have him working with us and Compassion Pour Les Enfant en Detresse as chair of their steering committee.

Bishop Isesomo Muhindo

Bishop Isesomo Muhindo, Anglican diocese of North Kivu

Mama Dorcas Mbambu, head of CED, reports that the first fabrics have been ordered and that the steering committee is grateful to everyone who has contributed to our campaign.

I so deeply marvel and respect the consistently shown Congolese attitude of gratefulness without complaint. They have learned to be content with all things despite the difficulties of their situation and are a model for us all.

The Indiegogo fundraising campaign runs to March 28.  Proceeds should be received from Indiegogo two weeks later.  All amounts received will be forwarded to the steering committee in support of orphanage and the Muti wa Nzuki School for Orphans, Butembo.