During August 2017 we traveled to Congo-Kinshasa to monitor our ongoing projects and start new projects. We met our girls who are sewing at our school that we started in connection with our micro-loan project. This project has been very successful and they are now very good at sewing. As a final test, they sew clothes in African fabrics for us, as well as bags in African Fabrics, which we bought with us to Sweden and will be sold here. The money from the sales will return to our girls so that they can buy more material for their business. In this way, they can continue their business and become independent and self-sufficient.
We have also met the women in the second part of our micro-loan project. These women are involved in agriculture and sell what they cultivate in small stores. This project was also very successful so it will go for a long time to come and new women will be able to get help through this project and thus become self-sufficient and self-sufficient.
We also met our girls who play football and got the chance to share more material with them that we brought with us from Sweden. We have also moved our care center / youth reception to better premises and have taken over and renovated a school where we will start a primary school soon.
Before we started our trip to Congo-Kinshasa we loaded a truck full of material that we have collected for over two years. The truck was then transported by boat from Belgium to Congo. The truck contained materials for our care center / youth reception, preschool / school and our vocational training / microloan project.
With the help of the material in the truck we have now equipped our care center and school and, with the help of the material for our vocational training school, we have now started different types of company projects together with the students. The idea of the project is that students will learn everything about entrepreneurship while becoming self-sufficient.
Thank you to all who have contributed with material and support us financially with our projects. On our own we are nothing, together we are strong <3