The Minova, Congo Refugee Camp
The horrific desperation in Minova is unimaginable!
|“Minova is one of the most dangerous places for women and children to live that I have ever seen. The families arrived there fleeing violence, being offered hope and security by United Nations who initially helped them with tents as temporary shelter, and then abandoned them there to live in unsafe housing with no security, no land to grow food, no hope, many for 10 years or more.” – Quote from Apr 2018 Dan Peters, Real Estate agent in Airdrie (Dan has taken more than 20 trips to African countries)|
There are 15,000 people living in the 3 refugee camps (Mugunga, Bweremana, Kishinji) in the city of Minova for the last 10 years. They have no assistance from the government or any NGO. Home of Hope is the ONLY charity helping children there.” – Joshua, (Minova leader – April 26, 2018)
80% of the population is malnourished, 50% of the population is severely malnourished.
Without our help, there is no other help, no opportunity, no hope.
It’s not JUST that children are starving or that they don’t have a secure place to call home. They don’t have any hope for their future at all.
A famous verse in the Bible in Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
We have the opportunity RIGHT NOW to be a part of that hope, to see these children who truly do not have any hope for their future, to be given the opportunity to not just survive, but to LIVE.
Top 3 Priorities
- Feeding Program for children. In May 2017, we started feeding 100 children every week a nutritious hot meal. We currently have two feeding programs a week with 250 children at a time (we are limited by space). We want to feed hundreds more!
- Clothes, shoes, blankets, health cards for the children.
- Business training facility for the mothers to learn skills and receive microloans to help them to become self-sufficient.
Our Dream: move every person out of the refugee camp, self-sufficient.