Ducks for Orphans in Beni

Ducks for Orphans in Beni

James Kataliko volunteers with the Beni Boy Scouts, EP des Scouts, that run school and humanitarian programs in Beni. This being Congo, it is remarkable what they can accomplish with so little. James and the Scout teachers collected enough money to buy several ducks and built a duck house. All of them are volunteers. They strike a balance between selling some ducks and their eggs for profit and providing a good source of protein to the orphans. The orphans supported by the Scouts tend to be malnourished or with other difficulties.

I continue to believe that these kinds of micro-projects are the most practical and effective way to support people in eastern Congo at this time. They need to have the means and methods to support themselves, not just hand outs.

Duck House - EP des Scouts project

Duck House – An EP des Scouts project

Scouts In Beni.  I love his tie in DRC colours!

Scouts In Beni. I love his tie in DRC colours!

Younger Students at the School EP des Scouts

Younger students at the School EP des Scouts

Scout School Assembly in Beni

Scout School Assembly in Beni