Help needed by the Kimbilio Project, Ian Harvey writes……
3 years ago this week, we opened a small outreach centre for street children in a Church building in Lubumbashi, D.R.Congo. We had around 20 children on that first session. That work has grown over the 13 years and we’re now reaching over 250 children a day through our outreach centre, four homes and primary school.
The Kimbilio outreach centre currently provides a safe place for girls and boys living on the streets. We provide food, health care, clean water to drink, showers and carers who spend time with the children, get to know them and try to reconnect them with their families.
However, we have a challenge, the Church, which was generously given rent free since 2009, need their building back so we need to find alternative premises.
We have a vision to build a purpose-built community outreach centre for street children and to support families at risk of breakdown. A rare empty plot of land is up for sale on the other side of the road from our current location and would make an ideal site for us to build. The cost of the land is £40,000. There will then be additional costs for the construction.
Amazingly Global Giving are offering 50% match funding on donations up to $50 from today, Monday 4th April until Friday 8th April towards this project via this link https://www.globalgiving.org/…/fulfil-vision-for…/
Over the last 13 years the Kimbilio Day Centre has literally changed the lives of thousands of children for the better and has undoubtedly saved children’s lives through the swift provision of medical care. Supporting the building of this purpose built outreach centre will be an investment in bringing change, hope and new life to many vulnerable children on the streets in D.R.Congo.
We would love your support if you’re able. Please spread the word. Thanks so much.