Congo Maternity Clinic

For ten years, a young priest from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fr. Jean Ikanga, studied in the United States to become a doctor with the intent of returning to his native country. His goal was to develop the medical skills to minister to his people, specifically to the needs of abused and abandoned women in the remote regions of the country. Last year, Fr Jean gave up the comforts of the United States to return to a land plagued with political unrest, poverty, and lack of dependable water and electricity. Before he returned, many benefactors coordinated efforts with MedShare to supply medical equipment for a new clinic in the remote town of Yassa. The equipment has arrived, but unfortunately the current clinic is not sufficient to house it. The intent of this fund-raising effort is to generate funds to construct the first phase of a new clinic—a maternity ward. The total cost of construction of the maternity building is estimated to be $32K. A donation of $15K has been made to initiate construction. Our goal is to raise the remaining $17K for its completion. The video was recorded by a pastor from the United States who visited the Congo in 2016. It illustrates the state of the current clinic in Yassa and the great need that exists.

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Joe Hulway 
Almont, MI
Friends Of The Congo Incorporated 
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