Our partnership with Congo-based Idjwi Initiative continues as they seek to bring desperately needed maternal and child health services to the communities of South Idjwi Island in eastern Congo. Here we profile the co-founder and president of Idjwi Initiative, Pastor Christian Mubonzi.Read More
Currently Mwendo Congo has a board of four members. We are eager to expand to a larger group, in order to expand our skill sets and engage different perspectives. Read about Keira Kim's experience on the board and contact us if you would like to explore a board or other volunteer role.Read More
Amidst the chaos of closing U.S. borders to refugees in late January, Mwendo Congo co-founder Dr. Edwige Mubonzi spoke to large crowds at St. Joan of Arc Church to tell her own refugee story and the tragedy of silence in the face of human rights abuses in the Congo...Read More
Reflections from Amy Chatelaine, organizer of the benefit performance: “This was a time to join our voices together in solidarity with the young people of the DRC affected by the ongoing conflict. Expressions of trauma and resilience were shared through music, dance, stories, and sculpture. We also heard stories from students of Let Africa Live, interspersed with a wide variety of beautiful music….Read More
Our Voices Together Concert on September 23rd was a huge success! Through ticket sales, direct donations, and the silent auction we raised over $20,000! Thank you so much for everyone who came and especially the organizers and performers who made it such a special night.Read More
This June I was given the opportunity to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the second time and to be a guide for three members of Grace University Lutheran Church (Barb Thomasson, Tom Mayer, and Randee Edmundson) who were visiting for the first time. A trip like this is too full to do justice with one post, but below I are some of the highlights (with pictures!).Read More
Thank you Madam Chair and members of the committee.
I am very thankful for this opportunity to share my story with you. My name is Edwige Mubonzi. I am a medical doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In my country I worked in the Panzi Hospital mobile clinic that went to rural areas to find and treat women victims of rape and mutilation.Read More