Jobs and Opportunity Build Sustainability
The twenty-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has stolen youth and opportunity from the country's youngest citizens. Many have lost family members, stable housing, and educational opportunities due to the conflict. Others have been forced to work in mines or join armed militias. One of the organizations that Mwendo Congo Supports, Let Africa Live (LAV), provides vocational training and other services for these youth. LAV has several training and production sites, but they have to pay exorbitant rent. Their goal is to own the land and facilities to generate enough income to support their programs.
Mwendo Congo is working along side Scandinavian non-profits to support vocational training in the DRC. Our Scandinavian partners are providing much needed equipment and Mwendo Congo's focus is to raise $100,000 for land to support a Congolese vocational and jobs program. Generous supporters have pledged $66,000 in matching funds. This means that each dollar you donate will be matched 2:1 - $10 becomes $30, $100 becomes $300 etc. We invite you to be part of this exciting project! You can give tax-deductible donations here.
Benefit Banquet for Project JOBS
Monday, October 15, 6:00pm*
*(Please Note the Change of Date and Location)
Support expanded skill training in the Congo while enjoying a gourmet meal! Project JOBS (Jobs & Opportunites Build Sustainability) supports vocational training and trauma healing for youth impacted by the 20-year conflict in eastern Dem. Republic of Congo.
Reservations required (space for 44 guests) reserve your spot here
$50 per person, payable at the door, fully tax-deductible
LOCATION: Anchor Restaurant, 302 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
6:00 Drinks & appetizers
6:30 Dinner (wine and beer included)
7:30 Brief program, invitation to contribute
** $5,000 fundraising goal - with a 2:1 matching gift, that makes $15,000! **