Nshombo Congo Aid - Build a School

$589 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 6 months
Fidel Nshombo has a vision.  He wants to build a school in his hometown of Bukavu, Congo.  Nobody tells the story better than Fidel himself.  Fidel Nshombo has a dream. When he was 12, rebels from neighboring Rwanda invaded his home town of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), causing him to flee without his family.  For 20 years, many of which were spent alone on the dark continent before he was relocated to Boise, he dreamed of going back. In 2008 Fidel, Ruth and I started Boise to Bukavu to help him locate, house and educate his family.  We succeeded and most of his family made it safely to Canada, but he still wanted to return.  Bukavu was his home.  In the fall of 2017 he did go back, and what he found was disturbing.  Like much of DRC, Bukavu is in economic crisis.  Poverty manifests itself in many ways, but the impact on education is acutely visible.  Even though school costs only $6 a month, many families can't pay so schools are few and far between. Part of Fidel's dream is to create an educational institution.  More than just a building, his vision is for an end-to-end educational system.    Initial funds raised will be directed to land preparation including, surveying and marking the land, compensating for some necessary land swaps, permitting, clearing and fencing.  Also - because it's very important to ensure funds are appropriately used, we'll be sending representatives from Boise to handle all transactions. Keith
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Hello supporters. It's taken a while but we're getting things ramped up again, having spent some time re-incorporating and structuring our board. Speaking of re-incorporating, BoiseToBukavu has a new name!! We are now "Nshombo Congo Aid". (In case you didn't know, Nshombo is Fidel's last name). But don't worry, all of the people and the core vision remain the same.

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HI - Thanks for visiting. Please check out the 'story' to get all the information behind this amazing opportunity.
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